This is a call to clergy and community leaders to add a new al chet, a ritual call for collective repentance, this year 5779 at Yom Kippur, September 18th, 2018.
This call lays the foundations for a future culture of consent - teaching the ancient Talmudic nuances of what a real yes looks like, and how to recognize it. Our hope is that in creating these standards we begin the process of conditioning towards safer sexual encounters, ones that are hinged upon mutual and resounding desire where all voices are heard.
THIS CALL TO ACTION IS NOT AN ACT OF PARDON.
IT IS A CALL TO RAISING COMMUNAL EXPECTATIONS.
THIS YEAR, MAY WE ALL BE WRITTEN IN THE BOOK OF LIFE.