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As we face the world’s worst global refugee crisis, the United States has failed to do all that it is capable of to support robust refugee resettlement. More than 80 million people worldwide have left home to escape conflict and persecution, surpassing the...
Save One Life, Save the Entire World (Including Yourself)
What is the most “popular” mitzvah?
Tikkun olam, repairing the world.
Because of what we learn in the Talmud (Sanhedrin 37a): “Whoever saves a single life is considered by scripture to have saved the whole world.’ Because we are...
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Remember the feeling you had when you got on an airplane alone to study abroad, or when you packed up everything you owned and moved to a new city?
Observing World Refugee Day
Every year on June 20, we honor the resilience and courage of refugees and celebrate their contributions to our communities and to our entire nation.
Today, we face a global refugee crisis of an unprecedented scale.
Uniting Los Angeles Muslims and Jews in Support of the Rohingya
Photo: REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
The article was one of the most disturbing pieces of journalism I had read in a long while. Published in Reuters online by brave journalists who have subsequently been jailed for their reporting, it described in graphic detail
Where was God then? Where is God now?
Rabbi Billy Dreskin is a rabbi at Woodlands Community Temple, a Reform Jewish congregation in Greenburgh, New York. Below is the sermon he gave on April 13, 2018 in observance of the nationwide Shabbat for Rohingya Rights.
A horrific story of the Holocaust.
Shabbat for Rohingya Rights
Since August 2017, nearly 700,000 Rohingya refugees have fled violence and ethnic cleansing in the Rakhine State, a region on the western border of Burma. The survivors have made their way to Bangladesh where refugee camps hold new humanitarian and...