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April 2 is Equal Pay Day, the day in April dedicated, annually, to educating and addressing the wage gap between men and women.

B. Lana Guggenheim
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As we consider our responsibility to give the Earth a rest from the ongoing destruction we cause, sweeping proposals from Congress are part of that reckoning.

Aaron Torop
Father squatting to hold toddler in open grassy expanse with mountains in the background

Although my daughter is too young to grasp today’s migrant crisis or its ties to Jewish history, my wife and I will instill in her a kinship with oppressed peoples.

Robert Schurz
Row of protesters with signs in shadow; bright sun behind them

Many of us want to help repair what is broken in our world. Getting started, though, often can feel overwhelming. What can push us past thought toward action?

Rabbi Karen R. Perolman
A man in a kippah walks by a wall of photos of people who disappeared during Guatemalas internal armed conflict

It’s time we stop treating refugees like criminals and come to love our neighbors – in Guatemala and beyond – as ourselves.

David Wirtschafter
A black and white photo of the late Al Vorspan with a pipe in his mouth looking off into the distance

Al Vorspan, a giant for social justice, died on February 17 at the age of 95. Like Amos, Micah, and Isaiah, Al was not afraid to speak truth to power.

Aron Hirt-Manheimer
Hand holding a yellow suicide awareness and prevention ribbon against a wooden table background

In April 2015, when I was 15 years old, I learned that my grandfather had taken his own life after fighting with anxiety and depression for many years.

Leora Greene
Closeup of a person holding a fanned out handful of money

Here’s what you can do to ensure that we continue to make progress toward pay equity.

    Ally Karpel
    Sign on a business reading SORRY WERE CLOSED

    We sent a letter to Congress urging them to immediately pass legislation to fully fund the government and end the partial shutdown. 

    the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
    Book cover: Moral Resistance and Spiritual Authority: Our Jewish Obligation to Social Justice

    God created human beings to partner with God to shape a world of justice and compassion. The sphere of divine concern is global, extending to all who inhabit the planet.

    Ruth W. Messinger and Rabbi Rick Jacobs


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