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AJWS Calls on First Lady to Highlight Violence Against Women and Girls While Visiting Cambodia
Ruth Messinger, president of AJWS, issued the following statement in advance of First Lady Michelle Obama’s visit to Cambodia.
March 20, 2015Read More
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Offers Feminist Reading for Passover
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, one of three women currently sitting on the United States Supreme Court, has co-authored a feminist reading for the Jewish holiday of Passover, which begins at sundown on Friday, April 3, 2015.
March 18, 2015Read More
AJWS Applauds Bipartisan Reintroduction of the International Violence Against Women Act in Congress
Congress must act swiftly to stop the intensifying worldwide wave of violence against women and girls, including the targeting of women and girls by ISIS and Boko Haram and escalating sexual violence in India, the Democratic Republic of Congo and other countries.
March 10, 2015Read More
Much of the double portion of Tazria-Metzora deals with the laws governing tzara'at, an enigmatic affliction which takes the form of a skin disease in people, but which can also afflict clothing and houses. Due to its symptoms of skin discoloration and the requirement that the victim be quarantined, tzara'at has often been mistakenly identified as leprosy. However, it is not caused by infection or a biological imbalance; rather, it is the physical but supernatural manifestation of an individual's spiritual malaise.
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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