International aid groups support food aid reforms proposed by Chairman Ed Royce and Ranking Member Karen Bass
The Food Aid Reform Act (HR 1983) offers long overdue reforms to the U.S. food assistance program, similar to what was included in the Administration’s FY2014 budget submission to Congress. More »
AJWS Statement: "Rios Montt conviction is milestone but much work remains"
Statement by Ruth Messinger, President of American Jewish World Service, on the conviction of former General José Efraín Ríos Montt in Guatemala. More »
AJWS and JCPA Urge President Obama on Sudan
Ruth Messinger, President of American Jewish World Service, and Rabbi Steve Gutow, President of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, sent a letter to President Obama calling on the US government to renew our commitment to Sudan. More »
Reframing the Sh’ma to Repair the World
JDOV, an online and in-person speaker series dedicated to discussing Jewish dreams, observations or visions, released a videotaped talk by Ruth Messinger linking the Shema prayer’s lesson of listening to global activism. More »
Parashat Beha’alotcha contains one of the many episodes of grumbling during the Israelites’ journey through the desert. Lamenting their limited diet of manna, they nostalgically remember the variety of food they ate in Egypt. A close look at their complaint, and the symbolism of the foods they crave, can shed light on the contemporary issue of global hunger and the current debate over how international food aid from the United States should be delivered.
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