Don’t Let the Light Go Out

Dec 18, 2018 by

Rony, a former bus driver, escaped from his native Honduras when his life was threatened. The “mafia” had already killed his father...

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Tornillo: “Shut It Down!...

Dec 13, 2018 by

I was privileged to join a bold and visionary group of midwestern Reform rabbis — led by Rabbis Bruce Elder, Miriam Terlinchamp,...

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Searching for Possibility and ...

Aug 21, 2018 by

A smile can make a huge difference. That is what two of my congregants and I discovered when we came to McAllen, Texas to volunteer...

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The Strangers among Us

Jun 26, 2018 by

“The stranger who resides with you shall be to you as one of your citizens; you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in...

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Strive to Be Humane

Jun 26, 2018 by

Following the path blazed by Rabbi Jonah Pesner of the RAC, and by Rabbi David Stern, President of the CCAR, I journeyed from Dallas...

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Witness to Cruelty: Bringing C...

Jun 22, 2018 by

The mother from Nicaragua stood before our multi-faith group of forty religious leaders this morning in the simple and dignified...

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A Poem about Then(?)

Jun 20, 2018 by

Comparisons between the Holocaust and contemporary issues are difficult to assess. We maintain that the Shoah was unique in its...

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One Big Victory, No Matter How...

Aug 18, 2014 by

Yestel Velasquez is a deeply-rooted member of the New Orleans community who has literally helped rebuild the city in the wake of...

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