October 01, 2014 · 7 Tishrei

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The challenge of our Jewish tradition in responding to this epidemic is clear. Where pain and suffering exist, we must bring comfort and solace.

The challenge of our Jewish tradition in responding to this epidemic is clear. Where pain and suffering exist, we must bring comfort and solace. Where prejudice and ignorance prevail, we must provide acceptance and knowledge. Bikur cholim, pikuach nefesh, gemulit chasidim, caring for the sick, saving lives, deeds of loving kindness; these have been our values and our commitments since Sinai. They remain our guiding principles in dealing with this harrowing epidemic.

We are committed to reaching out to individuals infected with HIV/AIDS, their families, their partners, and their friends by providing food, clothing, legal assistance, transportation, and empathetic listening.


Resolutions

CCAR
Resolution on AIDS (1987)
Resolution on AIDs (1990)

URJ
Resolution on Confronting the AIDS Crisis (1987)
Resolution on HIV Antibody Testing (1992)

WRJ
Resolution on HIV/AIDS: A Worldwide Tragedy (2003)



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