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Twenty Four Hours in Ramallah

I went to Ramallah two weekends ago to visit a friend living there, and the experiences I had forced me to rethink oppression and how we interact with it, especially in terms of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. These 24 hours forced me…

Justice Begins at Home

Domestic workers are routinely deprived of the protections that most workers have. As Jews, this issue resonates deeply. We have roots as leaders of the Labor Movement, the Civil Rights Movement and other progressive campaigns throughout history. In fact, much…

Egalitarianism, Gender, and Embodiment

Right-leaning religious communities often put forth the claim that Jewish women don’t need to perform certain mitzvot, “timebound” ones, because the nature of our physicality is such that we are constantly aware of time — how many euphemisms for menstruation…

UCARE: What is it, and why should you?

There are thousands of unaccompanied children who migrated from Mexico and Central America to California. After surviving traumatic experiences in their home countries they must also survive US immigration. This is the story of such child, his mother, and some…