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Woman (from the neck down) holding small notepad that says: "We Are Equal!"

In Israel, “separate but equal” is used to justify limiting women's access to, and participation in, the public sphere. Often, such separation is tragic, painful, and illegal.

Anat Hoffman
Asylum-seeking woman preparing coffee for a coffee ceremony

Visiting Kuchinate, I experienced overwhelming kindness from the women, Sudanese and Eritrean asylum seekers who had escaped horrible torture and persecution in Africa.

Rabbi Reuven Greenvald
Woman in bright pink sweater (face obscured) speaking into megaphone

This week’s Torah portion reminds me of the many times I’ve been told to be quiet – especially when it was because our society has left little room for women’s voices.

Sara Barrack
Young person praying intently at the Western Wall in Jerusalem

If you use a Jewish calendar, you may have noticed this notation on June 30: “Tzom Tammuz,” the Fast of Tammuz. Read on to learn about the fast and what it signifies.

Rabbi Ruth Adar
American flag in background; fireworks in foreground

July 4th in Israel is a day sandwiched between July 3rd and July 5th. Nonetheless, after work we’ll heat the grill and invite other Americans to celebrate with us.

Cantor Evan Kent
Close-up of violin being played

Although German composer Jakob Felix Mendelssohn’s wedding march is rarely heard at Jewish weddings, it is perfect for them.

Cantor Jacqueline L. Marx
Two men holding hands; hands and wrists are in Pride stripes

The life I live today as a queer Jew of color would not have been possible without our queer forebears and the work they did around the 1969 Stonewall rebellion.

Marques Hollie
Ingredients for Ethiopian Spiced Black Beans with Rice

Learn the fascinating story of how Israeli food developed into one of the world’s most vibrant and eclectic cuisines.

Tina Wasserman
Person hold Pride flag and using cell phone to photograph a Pride parade

We come from different backgrounds but are driven by a simple shared goal: justice for all LGBTQ people, especially transgender and gender non-conforming folks.

Rabbi Mike Moskowitz and Lizzie Stein
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

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