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Lincoln Memorial against black background

Although American Jews widely admired both George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, Lincoln was the first president to have extensive social contact with Jews in the U.S.

Rabbi Lance J. Sussman, Ph.D.
Senator Tammy Duckworth greets smiling advocates in attendance at Jewish Disability Advocacy Day in Washington DC

I am so grateful for the experience I had at JDAD 2018, and I am inspired by the unique approach the Jewish community takes to advocacy on these complex issues.

Sylvia Levy
US Capitol building against a cloudy blue sky

 

Legislation that creates waiting periods for people with disabilities to exert their rights is unacceptable.

Jonah Baskin
Farm workers harvesting in the field

Recently, members of my temple demonstrated at a Wendy’s, urging the company to join the Fair Food Program to ensure living wages and safe conditions for farm workers.

Rabbi Stephen Lewis Fuchs
Two individuals holding a large banner sign that reads REFUGEES WELCOME

Saturday marked a year since this ban was introduced, the first in a series of three discriminatory travel bans targeting the rights of people from Muslim-majority countries to enter the U.S.

Elizabeth Leff
120 clergy and activists sitting on the floor of a Senate office building while Capitol police look on

There is no time to waste. Every day that passes, about 122 more Dreamers lose their status and protection.

Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner
MLK statue in Washington DC against a blue sky

This year, let us use MLK Day to focus on the civil rights movement happening in the United States today.

Erika Davis & Rebecca Katz
Rev Barber at the podium at the 2017 URJ Biennial

This address was presented before the 74th Union for Reform Judaism Biennial convention on Wednesday, December 6.

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II
Black and white photo of a bare jail cell that contains only a thin mattress/bed

This week, Shabbat Tzedek gives us an opportunity to renew our commitment to the ongoing struggle to ensure civil rights and racial equality for all.

Rabbis Lindsey and Michael Danziger
Candle burning in darkness

 Today is International Transgender Day of Remembrance, a time opportunity to read and reflect on the names of those we have lost.

Noah Fitzgerel & Lizzie Stein

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