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    In the wake of the kidnapping of more than 250 Nigerian girls, the U.S. Senate re-introduced the International Violence Against Women’s Act (IVAWA). Urge your Senator to pass IVAWA without delay. Support women and girls to live free from violence and fear.

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  • Dvarim

    The Book of Dvarim is the beginning of a transition in the lives of the people of Israel. About to cross over the Jordan to the Promised Land, Moses recounts the laws and life of the Israelites in their wandering in the desert. Moses recalls that the people have been carried by God through the wilderness, fought for by God, shown where to camp and when to move, fed with manna and provided for in every way. Yet in the transition from Moses to Joshua and from wandering in the wilderness to entering the Land, there is a sudden shift in tone. No longer catered to, the people must begin to fend for themselves.

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