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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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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We All Need a Little Netzach: ...

May 8, 2014 by

This blog is the fourth in a series from Rabbis Organizing Rabbis connecting the Omer to Immigration Reform.  This Shavuot, we...

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Mi Sheberach for All Immigrant...

Aug 29, 2013 by

The following is a Mi Sheberach for a person who immigrated to the United States, to be used on Rosh HaShanah.  The accompanying...

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Judaism and Immigration Reform

Aug 6, 2013 by

Judaism has something to say about Immigration Reform. And, it starts with Welcoming the Stranger, and Protecting the Weak....

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