Global Voices The Blog of American Jewish World Service

The AJWS community has a lot to say about what's happening in the world. Read our insights about the struggle for justice and human rights around the globe.

Jolie and Emily

Why I’m Marching With My Daughter

In April 2004, I traveled to DC with my then 14 year old daughter to take part in the March for Women’s Lives. It was a pro-choice march, attended by over 750,000 men and women. If the reports in the press, social media and my circle of acquaintances are any indication, tomorrow’s march in DC, …Read More

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In the age of Trump, our work is more important than ever

My world is abuzz. I know yours is, too. Like millions of other Americans, I have been in a non-stop conversation since November 8 about what the new U.S. administration and Congress will mean for the America we yearn for—one that is inclusive at home and stands tall for justice and human rights worldwide. These …Read More

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Why I Am Marching

For me, history is about footsteps. Moving from one place to another. From one reality to another. As Jews, our ancestors moved from slavery in Egypt toward freedom. They were not freed by standing still; they had to walk toward their redemption, one step at a time. For those of us today who wish to …Read More

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