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Visiting Kuchinate, I experienced overwhelming kindness from the women, Sudanese and Eritrean asylum seekers who had escaped horrible torture and persecution in Africa.
On a recent visit to Israel, I witnessed extraordinary acts of human kindness at a hospital near the Syrian border.
These days, I spend my time working with a group of people who have tasted the bitterness of slavery, torture, and hardship, and who long for freedom, the African asylum-seeking community in Israel.
Today, young people tell us their camps, youth movements, and schools buried the story of Israel and the West Bank. What should education on this topic look like?
Our congregation has tried to live up to the Torah’s challenge, reaching out to refugee neighbors who come from cultures and communities very different from our own.
False perceptions of refugees mask the reality: Refugees want to start a new life in a place where they feel safe. Most of them want the same things out of life that we want: to be safe, healthy,http://www.un.org/en/events/refugeeday and happy.
One writer reflects on World Refugee Day through the lens of sacred Jewish texts.
Just back from a 10-day State Department trip on countering violent extremism, it provided insights to help me process and confront such all-too-frequent tragedies.
Two Syrian refugee sisters were reunited in Chicago last week. Now they stand on the brink of a new life in a new Land of Promise.
To the perpetrators of these attacks, let me speak to you as I would want a brother to speak to me if I did these kinds of things: "What on earth do you think you're doing?!!"
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So exactly how did Steve Cook find himself running successful, Jewishly influenced restaurants?
When Gabe Fuschillo became a bar mitzvah, it was the first bar mitzvah in his family in 100 years.
Daryl Messinger asked her audience to finish the sentence: "Because of the Reform Movement..." See what they had to say!
Whether you’re a member or a visitor, familiarity with synagogue etiquette will help you get the most from your experience.
These are the words that Moses addressed to all Israel on the other side of the Jordan. - Deuteronomy 1:1
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Our sacred texts force us to confront our tradition's long history of gender-based violence.
Temple Emanuel of Greensboro, N.C., has passed a congregational resolution on a contemporary issue.
Natalie Portman is far from the only Israeli-in-America success story. Meet 7 more!
My first Yiddish lesson didn't go well — but an unlikely friendship saved the day.
The artwork on this note card was created by 5768 WRJ Art Calendar artist Césan d’Ornellas Levine.
Show your WRJ pride with this zippered canvas bag. Features the phrase "Well-behaved women rarely make history" and the WRJ logo.