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by Marc Rosenstein(Originally published in Galilee Diary and Ten Minutes of Torah)

Our hope is not lost, the hope of two thousand yearsTo be a free people in our land, the land of Zion and Jerusalem.-Hatikvah, Israeli national anthem

This year's observance of Yom Ha'atzma'ut was particularly interesting and thought-provoking for me; here are some hightlights:

At mid-day on Tuesday, Memorial Day, almost the entire population of Shorashim, a few hundred people...

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Last week the Crack the Disparity Coalition held its second annual (and last) lobby day seeking to reform the egregious crack-powder cocaine sentencing disparity.

The lobby day was a very exciting experience. We kicked off the day with speeches from Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA), the lead sponsor one of the legislative options, Hilary Shelton of the NAACP, and Rabbi Saperstein, who delivered an inspirational and rousing speech that can be found...

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Last Monday, Rabbi Saperstein joined other activists and members of Congress in civil disobedience at the Sudanese Embassy in protest of ongoing suffering in Darfur. Rabbi Saperstein and Enough Project co-founder John Prendergast wrote a piece for the Huffington Post, "Going to Jail to Fight Genocide," sharing about why they chose to get arrested on Monday, and a bit about their experience:

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Ari Paskoff is a sophomore at American University and an intern at the RAC. Following the Consultation on Conscience, the Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism met last week to discuss and debate resolutions that speak to core values of Reform Judaism life. I felt truly honored to be able to witness the Reform Movement's social action leaders discuss the courses of action that the URJ could take for at least the upcoming year, and possibly further. This meeting was an eye-opening experience for me since I never had any former experience with the...

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by Marc Rosenstein(Originally published in Galilee Diary and Ten Minutes of Torah)

As she kept on praying before the Lord, Eli watched her mouth. Now Hannah was praying in her heart, only her lips moved, but her voice could not be heard. So Eli thought she was drunk. -Samuel 1:12-13

Schools are closed during Pesach, and many businesses and offices are closed for part of the week. This creates a great opportunity for family vacations - or, alternatively, a strong need for activities to entertain the...

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