On March 11, first time MK (Member of the Knesset,) Stav Shaffir (27) from Ha'Avoda (labor) party, joined the Women of the Wall in prayer at the Western Wall in Jerusalem. With threats from several Orthodox groups, and attempts for arrests by the police, they welcomed the new "Rosh...
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Tag: Social Justice
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I have had the wonderful opportunity of being a Jeremiah Fellow with Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice. A major driving force of the organization is the mission to do Tikkun Olam, which is a Hebrew phrase that means "repairing the world." I am proud of how Judaism...
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ABC News reports that close to 30 percent of students are either bullies or victims of bullying, and around 160,000 kids stay home from school every day out of fear of being bullied. Up to 10 percent of students either drop out or transfer to another school due to bullying. In the...
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Capitalism in pursuit of social justice.
The notion is becoming more common in Israel as a new generation of entrepreneurs and innovators in the fields of high-tech, industry and real estate is delving into philanthropy.
“The culture of venture capital and the start-up nation...
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Social justice protesters in Israel say they will hold a nation’s strike at the end of the month.
The strike announced late Monday night and set for Nov. 1, and mass rallies scheduled for Oct. 29, are being organized to express dissatisfaction with the report by the Trajtenberg...
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Progressive Jewish Alliance & Jewish Funds for Justice has hired Alan van Capelle, the deputy comptroller for the City of New York, as its new president and CEO.
The announcement was made Oct. 3; van Capelle will take his post in January.
The organizations, which are focused on...
September 6, 2011 | 10:42 am
Nearly 4,000 American Jews have signed a petition from the New Israel Fund in support of Israel’s social justice movement.
The petition was published Sept. 2 in the International Herald Tribune in advance of the movement’s major demonstration on Sept. 3, which brought out 400,000...
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Two weeks ago, on July 29, 170 Jews from 16 states gathered at the White House. The reason: to make clear that growing an economy that works for all Americans is at the top of the Jewish communal agenda.
The gathering included 12 of us from Progressive Jewish Alliance & Jewish...
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Oh, deep in my heartThose lyrics, known for inspiring so many movements for justice and righteousness, are at the core of what I am thinking about these days. Is it truly possible to overcome?
I do believe
That we shall overcome, someday!
From what great wellspring did this...
December 14, 2006 | 7:00 pmWhen Max Webb was interned at 18 different concentration camps during the Holocaust, he made a promise.
"If he survived, he would make sure he would contribute to the advancement of the Jewish people and Judaism in any way he could," said his grandson, Greg Podell, the director of...
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For many Jewish activists, the dilemma is excruciating: Congress and the administration are debating a revolution in American life, but Jewish organizations, with rare exceptions, have been struck dumb.
For a variety of reasons, including a lack of consensus within key...
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Eden Memorial Park settles lawsuit in $80.5 million deal
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UCLA student council rejects Israel divestment resolution
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Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks spends a weekend in L.A. envisioning the Jewish future
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Obama warns Russia against intervention in Ukraine
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German WW II film shows war is hell — win or lose
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Oscars Ballot 2014
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