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AJWS Responds to the Ebola Crisis
AJWS is supporting 10 community-based organizations in Liberia that are responding to the Ebola outbreak through public health campaigns that rely on trusted non-medical community leaders to spread the word about preventing infection.
October 22, 2014Read More
AJWS and Human Rights Organizations Meet with White House to Make the Case for a Special U.S. Envoy for LGBT Rights
AJWS and a coalition of advocacy and human rights organizations met with White House officials today to ask President Obama to appoint a Special Envoy for the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) peoples within the U.S. Department of State.
September 16, 2014Read More
Statement by Ruth Messinger on the Passing of Leonard Fein
American Jewish World Service mourns the passing at age 80 of Leonard "Leibel" Fein, an unflagging advocate for social justice.
August 14, 2014Read More
Jewish tradition is famously ambivalent about Noah. While Noah is praised in our parashah as "a righteous man; blameless in his age" who "walked with God," midrash complicates our understanding. According to Rabbi Judah, Noah was precisely blameless "in his age," but had he lived in future generations, he would not have been considered righteous. Similarly, while Noah "walked with God," midrash suggests that this designation is lesser than that of Abraham, who "walked before God." What then is Noah's failing and wherein lies the distinction between his character and Abraham's?
AJWS supports more than 500 grassroots organizations in Africa, Asia and the Americas that promote the rights of women, girls and LGBT people; rebuild societies torn apart by war and natural disasters; and seek to secure access to food, land and water. In the United States, we mobilize our supporters to advocate for U.S. policies that help create a just and equitable world. We are inspired by Judaism’s commitment to pursue justice and repair the world, and we believe that Jewish history teaches us to respect and fight for the rights of others. Read more or donate.
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