Jewish liturgy encourages us to think intergenerationally. Every day the traditional prayers proclaim “L’dor vador,” from generation to generation. And each holiday, when we recite the divine attributes (from Exodus 34:6-7), we hear God’s concern for how our actions impact the third, fourth, and even thousandth generation. Four generations from now, or about a century, is …Read More
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.
It is difficult to imagine the contours of my life without the influence of one of my heroes: Harvey Milk. As a young Jew who was just coming out as gay, I was deeply inspired by Harvey’s courage, confidence and secure sense of self.
LGBTQI Thai people face discrimination and assaults on their basic human dignity. But one Thai organization, Buku, creates spaces for LGBTQI Thai Muslims to find safety and strengthen their resolve.
Emma Molina Theissen and her family are finally getting justice for the crimes committed against them by the Guatemalan military, 37 years later.
On May 17, 2018 the House Foreign Affairs Committee advanced the Burma Act of 2018 (H.R. 5819), a crucial effort to stop the ongoing persecution of the Rohingya people—an ethnic minority that has been violently displaced from their homes by the Burmese military. Advancing the Burma Act of 2018 would not have been possible without …Read More
After nearly 10 years of AJWS hosting On1Foot.org, our database of Jewish texts for social justice, we’re delighted to share that we have migrated most of On1Foot’s content to Sefaria, the largest free library of Jewish online texts in Hebrew and English. On1Foot will retain its brand heritage as a project of AJWS, but we hope that …Read More