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When Jews Came from "Shithole Countries" 16-01-2018 04:06
When Jews Came from "Shithole Countries" Jews were "undesirable" and "filthy," said a report submitted to the House Committee on Immigration in 1924, written by the director of the United Stated Consular Service....
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MLK Day: A Call for Jews to Fight for Racial Justice Today 16-01-2018 04:06
MLK Day: A Call for Jews to Fight for Racial Justice Today This year, let us use MLK Day to focus on the civil rights movement happening in the United States today....
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We Need A Moral Breakthrough: A Reverend's Remarks to the Reform Jewish Community 16-01-2018 04:06
We Need A Moral Breakthrough: A Reverend's Remarks to the Reform Jewish Community This address was presented before the 74th Union for Reform Judaism Biennial convention on Wednesday, December 6....
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Acting Like Pharaoh's Daughter - Not Like Pharaoh Himself 16-01-2018 04:06
Acting Like Pharaoh's Daughter - Not Like Pharaoh Himself Netanyahu's expulsion of African asylum-seekers from Israel may be technically permissible, but that does not make it moral or decent....
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Is Bipartisan Support for Israel in Congress Ending? 16-01-2018 04:06
Is Bipartisan Support for Israel in Congress Ending? A key principle of American Jewish politics since 1948 has been that support for Israel should be bipartisan. Today, that bipartisan support for Israel may be ending....
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Inspiring Israeli Students with a Visit to the Knesset 16-01-2018 04:06
Inspiring Israeli Students with a Visit to the Knesset Recently, I took my b’nai mitzvah students to the Knesset to see how liberal Jewish values are rooted in tradition and can inform Israel’s public policy decisions....
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Why ‘Call Me By Your Name’ is Such a Jewish Movie 16-01-2018 04:06
Why ‘Call Me By Your Name’ is Such a Jewish Movie Call Me By Your Name has earned wide praise for its nuanced and lush portrayal of a young man's coming to terms with his sexuality....
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Pursuing Criminal Justice Reform to Honor MLK’s Legacy 16-01-2018 04:06
Pursuing Criminal Justice Reform to Honor MLK’s Legacy This week, Shabbat Tzedek gives us an opportunity to renew our commitment to the ongoing struggle to ensure civil rights and racial equality for all....
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How We Can Learn to Hear God 16-01-2018 04:06
How We Can Learn to Hear God Do you really think God talks to us? Hearing the Divine is not easy work, and we don’t have a map or a knowledgebase to work from....
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What Our Tradition Says About Health and Wellness 16-01-2018 04:06
What Our Tradition Says About Health and Wellness Shmirat haguf – literally, guarding the body – is the religious imperative to take care of our body and soul. Learn how you can fulfill this mitzvah in 2018....
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