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Sunset over a calm body of water

Our ancestors turned to that pillar for strength and support in their time of waiting; so too, can we turn for help in these unprecedented times. Here is a prayer that might be recited as we light the Shabbat candles.

Rabbi Leah Doberne-Schor
Somber male doctor looking over his shoulder while wearing scrubs and a face mask

I run the Squirrel Hill Health Center, a nonprofit federally funded community health center in Pittsburgh. Many people have asked me what it feels like in the trenches. The answer? We feel very much alone.

Susan Friedberg Kalson

The coronavirus is sweeping across a broken world. Defeating it will require us to see the humanity in one another and commit to fight for justice during this unprecedented moment of need.

Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner
Out of focus image of four medical professionals conferring in a hospital hallway

This is a prayer is for the wisdom and skills of medical scientists, researchers, and public health officials around the world fighting the novel coronavirus.

Alden Solovy
Female hands holding red ribbon for AIDS awareness

In commemoration of World AIDS Day, I'm again struck by the final lines from American playwright Tony Kushner’s Angels in America.

Rabbi David Wirtschafter

Turning on the news, it seems like all that anyone is talking about these days is the Ebola virus.

Jonathan Edelman

Last week, I attended a Malaria 101 briefing on Capitol Hill here in Washington, D.C.

Veronica Grant

The Religious Action Center is partnering with Nothing But Nets to make the malaria crisis history. 

Isaac Nuell

As I hiked along the trail, I was amazed by the silence. There is something quietly powerful about walking in the steps of others. Who were these people? Where are they now? Are they happy?

Leanna Cossman

Despite this era of heightened partisan bickering, there is one thing that

Benny Witkovsky


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