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Nearly every aspect of daily life has changed in the past few months. Like Passover and other recent holidays and events, Mother’s Day will be very different this year as much of North America remains under stay-in-place orders. Many families are sheltering together in their home, but some people are unable to be with their mothers because of physical distance or concerns of jeopardizing their mother’s health.

Whether you are able to celebrate with your mom in person or virtually, this...

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Tomorrow, May 6, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in Trump v. Pennsylvania/Little Sisters of the Poor Saints Peter and Paul Home v. Pennsylvania, two consolidated cases challenging the Department of Health and Human Services October 2017 rules that drastically expanded employers and universities’ ability to claim a religious or moral exemption from the contraceptive coverage requirements of the Affordable Care Act. This is the third time that challenges to the birth control benefit have...

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The world has changed significantly since the RAC concluded our 2019-2020 L’Taken Social Justice Seminar season in early March. After 2,000 high school students came to Washington D.C. and successfully lobbied their members of Congress, the RAC staff tallied up the results of the teens’ efforts. As a direct result of the L’Taken advocacy visits, we made an impact on critical issues including:

  • Climate change: 10 new senators and one...
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Just days after the end of Pesach, today raises the question, how is this Earth Day different from all others? Perhaps you have spent previous Earth Days participating in clean-up efforts, praying at an ecologically themed service, or gathering with friends at a national park. This year, maybe you are staying at home to preserve your health and the health of others. At a time when many of us are practicing physical distancing, it is important to strengthen our spiritual connections with...

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Immigration

People sitting side-by-side on international flights. Children sleeping near each other in bunkbeds. Employees coughing in their workplaces. Individuals not washing their hands. Groups of more than 50 congregating in an enclosed place.

All of these behaviors are precisely what not to do during a pandemic, when social distancing is vital to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Yet not only are these things happening, they are being done by the federal government as part of its ongoing crackdown on immigrant communities in the United States. As the world goes into lockdown to...

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