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On May 17, the House of Representatives passed the Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act (H.R. 1677) on a voice vote.

Shelby Friedman

Due to a deadly combination of war and drought, almost 20 million people in four countries

Shelby Friedman

The beginning of the program year is always an exciting time at the RAC, as we begin a new cycle of tikkun olam work.

Sarah Greenberg
refugee child held by adult

In the Book of Leviticus, God commands the Jewish people, “v’ahavta l’reacha kamocha,” “love your neighbor as yourself.” Based on this teaching, I stand by the idea that, if an individual

Jackie Bussgang
Shoppers pass through a security check at Dizengoff Center in Tel Aviv.

This is the second in a series of posts outlining some of the core issues related to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and the Reform Movement’s positions on these issues.

Jacob Kraus
Reform Jews rally in support of Israel

For decades, the Reform Movement has been an active proponent of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Jacob Kraus

Sunday marked the 70th anniversary of the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan, the last time a nuclear weapon was used as a war tactic against people, almost entirely civilians. The blast left 60,000-80,000 dead within a few days, with tens of thousands injured suffering crippling injuries from radiation and tens of thousands more hurt from radiation poisoning. The anniversary of the bombings provide an opportunity to reflect on the destruction the nuclear weapons caused in the immediate aftermath and over the years, from heart-wrenching photos of survivors in the first days, weeks and months after the bombings, to the scars that will not ever truly fade away – both in Japan and throughout the global community.

The legislative assistant offices at the RAC have a strange feel to them today—all of the zany pictures and decorations adorning our desks have been removed, the usual desktop clutter has vanished and there is a strong scent of cleaning solution flowing through the air. After 50 weeks at the RAC, it’s our last day, and an opportunity for us to reflect on what we’ve accomplished and what we’ve witnessed during our time here.

The persecution and plight of the Rohingya Muslims is nothing new. In fact, the United Nations has identified them as “one of the world’s most persecuted minorities.” The Rohingya are a Muslim ethnic minority living in northern Rakhine State in western Burma. For decades, they have faced severe persecution and violence at the hands of the government.