Malka Friedman-Rosner

A Face Onto the Nation: Robert Bank

Robert Bank discusses his work in promoting Jewish values around the world in an attempt to positively influence public policy, thoughts, and the way the American Jewish community interacts with the world around us.

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One Story, Many Voices: A Call for Increased Diversity and Equity in Jewish Life and Leadership

“Diversity” might not be the first word that comes to mind when we think about living a Jewish life—but it should be. Our heritage’s creation story—human beings created in the image of the Divine—makes an unequivocal statement that all people, whatever our race, ethnicity, class, culture, language, ability or identity, are infinitely valuable and equal. Our history of oppression …Read More

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American Jewish World Service partners on climate change

Climate change is real and its effects are visible globally. Many organisations are teaming up to help mitigate its effects and those to do with land and water issues.  One of these organisation is the American Jewish World Service (AJWS). AJWS supports and strengthens grassroot organisations to advance their human rights agenda in Uganda.

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The Pittsburgh Attack Inspired Calls for Tikkun Olam. What to Know About the Evolution of an Influential Jewish Idea

In the wake of the mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, many in the Jewish community have invoked the language of tikkun olam in their response to this tragedy. These Hebrew words are typically translated as “repair the world,” or “mend the world,” — or as those who knew one of the victims that day put it when describing …Read More

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Why the “Jewish Continuity” Conversation Must Change in The Era of #MeToo

As Jewish women continue to share personal accounts of sexual harassment by sociologist Steven M. Cohen and philanthropist Michael Steinhardt, I am struck by how some leaders in the Jewish community resist examining the links between the personal behavior of Cohen and Steinhardt and their shared investment in Jewish continuity, defined by marriage and child-bearing. …Read More

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Peace Is Not Enough

Between 1989 and 2003, Liberia was somewhat synonymous with war. Stoking the existing tension among ethnic groups, military factions with power-hungry leaders unleashed an era of bitter internal conflict, coups d’état and uprisings during this period. Around 250,000 people died, and many more fled the country. When it was over, Liberia’s economic and political system …Read More

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