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Malka Friedman-Rosner


Hey, Swattie!

“Hey Swattie!” Liz Seth ’98 called over-cheerfully to a jet-lagged Richard Sager ’74 as he entered the lobby of the Raffles Hotel in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Adding to his disorientation was the fact that the two had never met in person—Liz only recognized Richard’s name from his and his family’s sponsorship of The Sager Symposium and …Read More

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A Vital Foreign Policy Tool Under Threat

The Book of Genesis proclaims that every human being is created in the image of God, that every human life is infinitely precious. Every religious person and every humanist understands that we are all diminished by needless loss of life. My heart breaks when I hear about people dying of starvation, of AIDS and other …Read More

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How to help earthquake victims in Mexico

Two more earthquakes shook southern Mexico over the weekend as the country is trying to recover from a magnitude 7.1 quake last week that killed more than 320 people. The temblors Saturday registered magnitudes of 6.1 and 4.5. Earlier this month, a magnitude 8.1 earthquake was centered in the Pacific Ocean off Mexico’s southern coast, killing more than 90 people. …Read More

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News Briefs: Local Rabbi Named Global Justice Fellow; Shanah Tovah from Archbishop; Maccabi Scouting for 2018

Rabbi Ariella Rosen of Temple Adath Israel in Merion Station was named one of 14 2017-18 Global Justice Fellows by American Jewish World Service (AJWS). The fellowship program trains American Jewish leaders “to advocate effectively in support of international policies that advance the human rights and well-being of the world’s poorest and most oppressed communities,” …Read More

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Haiti’s LGBT Rights Groups Find Their Feet Amid a Rising Tide of Animosity

Since Haiti was devastated by an earthquake in 2010, the country’s already-marginalized LGBT community has faced a surge of attacks at home, including attempts to pass harsh legal measures that would further restrict LGBT rights. In response, Haiti’s LGBT community has become progressively more organized and active, pushing back for the first time. In an …Read More

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Pride Uganda has been crushed. Please don’t look away

Since 2012 we have celebrated Pride in Uganda. Our Pride is very different to the Pride parades in London or New York. Rather than hundreds of thousands, we have a few hundred LGBT Ugandans, and our friends who sympathise with our struggle, attending our event. We usually keep away from big public crowds and public …Read More

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We Need To Talk About Child Marriage

As I have every August in recent years, I am busy preparing my children to return to school. While I am excited for them to continue learning and growing, I can’t help but think about the millions of children—especially girls—in other parts of the world who are denied the right to an education. Tragically, many …Read More

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Chronicling A Forgotten Disaster: Hurricane Matthew, 10 Months Later

I just returned from my summer research in Haiti, traveling through the South and Grand-Anse provinces, which were devastated by Hurricane Matthew overnight on October 4, 2016, barely ten months ago. Visitors to the Grand-Anse whose only experience of Haiti is the West department, which houses Port-au-Prince, are often stunned at the level of vegetation. …Read More

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