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Black and white image of a persons hands bound with chains

More people are enslaved today than at any other point in history – more than 40 million people worldwide.

Talia Kaplan
Side view of the Statue of Liberty during an orange sunset

What happens when we let unfounded fear of one another obstruct our nation’s heritage of acceptance and of fair treatment under the law? 

Rabbi Leah Doberne-Schor
Rabbi Jonah Pesner, Rev. Al Sharpton, and other faith leaders in McAllen, TX

It is a blessing to stand side by side with other rabbis, cantors, priests, imams, and pastors, to demonstrate our commitment to achieving a more just and compassionate immigration system.

Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner
Silhouette of a parent with his or her forehead touching that of a child

On Thursday, a group of 40 faith leaders traveled to McAllen, TX, where they met and bore witness to families who have crossed the border in search of a better future.

Kate Kaput
Black and white photo of a man's hand reaching out from the darkness

I had heard of the Rohingya people, but admittedly knew little about the depths of their suffering and the atrocities they were enduring.

Rabbi Charles K. Briskin
A new exhibit at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum allows visitors to video chat with refugees

Omar is in his late 20s. He's participating in an exhibition at the museum, "Genocide: The Threat Continues," and we're conversing, face to face, via video chat. I'm in D.C. and he's at the cafe in Germany's capital.

Ron Kampeas (JTA)
Aerial shop of Aleppo

We hear the news of the massacres and the suffering, but will we listen? The world cannot continue to stand idly by while the death toll keeps rising. We cannot be silent in the face of yet another slaughter.

Rabbi David Wirtschafter

When it comes to the issue of Syrian refugees, we deserve better from our politicians.

Rabbi Fred Guttman

A young man came to a rabbi for a chat.

“I’ve bought a new car” said the young man to the rabbi.

“Congratulations,” he replied.

Rabbi Michel Schlesinger

In Jewish tradition, the entire month before Rosh HaShanah is devoted to a searching examination of our words and deeds over the past year.

Rabbi Rick Jacobs


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