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Rabbi Jonah Pesner speaking at a podium with the sign "NO BAN ACT"

This post is adapted from remarks offered by Rabbi Jonah Pesner at the

Rabbi Jonah Pesner

But this is America. This is the same America that took the children of enslaved African Americans and sold them, often as a means of punishment or as a way to control the behavior of those who resisted the system.  This is the same America that took First American children from their parents and placed them in boarding schools and stripped them of their native language and culture. This is the same America that placed Japanese American children in cages during World War II. And this America is now taking brown babies and children from South America and Central America from their parents.  Diminishing the humanity and dignity of people of color is very American, and children are not exempt from these cruel acts of racism. This is America! This is us!

Rev. Aundreia Alexander
Police in riot gear outside Central Reform Congregation, St. Louis, MO

This post originally appeared on ReformJudaism.org.

Joy Friedman and Jacob Kraus
no ban no wall

As a high school student in Washington, DC, I have heard firsthand accounts from my peers of how anti-refugee sentiment has affected them and their families.

Kayla Perkins

Following the recent attacks in Paris in November 2015 and

Rachel Landman

As a nation comprised of Jews, Christians, Humanists, Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, agnostics, atheists, and many more, our country has one of, if not the most diverse landscape of faiths in t

Rachel Landman
three tea lights and text reading: rekindle the flame of religious freedom this Shabbat Hanukkah

As Jews around the world gather this week around their menorahs, latkes and dreidels, we celebrate Hanukkah's story of how one small but mighty group of determined individuals battled for their rel

Sarah Greenberg
Downtown Bellingham, Washington

When my family and I moved to Bellingham, WA a few years ago, we needed help pronouncing specific names of streets, counties and many other places.

Rabbi Joshua Samuels