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Person washing hands at a hospital/surgical sink

On a recent visit to Israel, I witnessed extraordinary acts of human kindness at a hospital near the Syrian border.

Rabbi Robert Orkand
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 aerial view at twilight

The great Jewish philosopher Rambam taught that the law as a whole aims to defend two things: the welfare of the soul and the welfare of the body.

Allison Grossman
Two crossed Bandaids over a patch of brick wall

Now more than ever, we need spiritual voices of all faiths teaching us messages of justice and compassion. From a Jewish religious perspective, what does "repairing the fallen walls" mean?

Rabbi Fred Guttman
Wooden silhouette of a face with colorful puzzle pieces in the brain section

As a young Jewish woman, one of the reasons I am so impassioned by this cause is because of the Jewish prayer for healing, the Mi Shebeirach.

Bailey Roos
Closeup of a doctor in a white coat with a stethoscope and pens and medical tools in front pocket

My own feeling is that right now, whatever your point of view on what to do about the ACA, you have a responsibility as a health professional and a Jew to weigh in.

Norbert I. Goldfield
Protest sign reading PROTECT OUR HEALTH

In this dire moment, consider five steps to stop this reprehensible legislation and preserve affordable access to health care for millions.

Nathan Bennett
Globe supported by hands

As Reform Jews, we are called, like the generations before us, to build partnerships across lines of difference to advocate for and engage with the oppressed of our day.

 

Rabbi Lucy Dinner
Injustice written on a blackboard with the Un partially erased

As North American Jews, we have a certain level of privilege. With this privilege comes a sense of obligation to care for the vulnerable among us.

Catherine Gibson
Handwritten sign reading DISABILITY RIGHTS ARE CIVIL RIGHTS

Discussions about health care are consuming Washington, D.C. as lawmakers have introduced major legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act and implement a new proposal that would make drastic changes to health care coverage.

Nathan Bennett

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