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This piece is a part of the RAC Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) blog series. 

As I’m a 20-something Jewish woman, I see engagement announcements about as frequently as I hear about them. From the animated foot that stomps on a glass every time I match with someone on JSwipe to the attempts of well-meaning mothers—including my own—to set me up, the Jewish community’s emphasis on marriage is not lost on me. I’m also a staff member at a Jewish organization that works to end sexual violence and domestic abuse. For all of our attention paid to who’s getting married and when, we...

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Climate Action: It's Our Obligation

Since January, there have been multiple attempts to withdraw efforts toward environmental conservation and adaptation and mitigation of climate change. Congress has used its power under the Congressional Review Act to challenge regulations adopted under the Obama administration, and recently, President Trump issued an...

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This piece is a part of the RAC Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) blog series. The following contains depictions of sexual assault.

Every 98 seconds, someone in just the United States alone is sexually assaulted. That someone is most likely 12-34 years old, which is the age group most at risk for rape and sexual assault. That someone could be anyone, from a friend to a stranger, a brother or a sister, a human being whose life is now forever changed and violated. That someone was me.

I was 16 years old when I was raped. I was a junior in high school with my whole life...

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Passover Haggadah

Passover is a unique time for friends and family to come together, share a meal discuss timeless themes of freedom and redemption and relate the Exodus from Egypt to the ongoing journey for justice that we are carrying out today. The seder emphasizes the importance of every participant learning from one another, passing wisdom between generations and experiences. The haggadah includes questions to help remind us that everyone is invited to participate and is encouraged to be curious. That why it is particularly important that Passover is approached with an inclusive attitude and an...

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In the United States today, 2.3 million people are incarcerated and more than 20 times that number – 65 million Americans –  have a criminal record. What opportunities are available for those who have paid their debt to society to re-enter their communities? What obstacles exist as they seek to take their lives in a different direction?

These questions are important for us to consider this...

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