With the New Year upon us, we must raise our voices on behalf of a community in desperate need. In Burma (Myanmar), the Rohingya people are facing the threat of annihilation.
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.
The Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, is more than just a marker of the cycle of years and the passage of time. This annual “birthday” of the creation of the world is also an annual day of reckoning.
On this International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, I stand in solidarity with families and supporting organizations who tirelessly work to find their loved ones, and hold those responsible to account for these crimes.
One of the things I love most about summer is the opportunity to dive into books, articles and podcasts. Summer, after all, is supposed to be a time when things slow down a bit. Even if they don’t — and they haven’t, especially during this harrowing summer — I still love the idea of extra time for summer reading. And since …Read More
Just Thought is a series of essays from AJWS applying Jewish wisdom to the pursuit of tikkun olam today. Drawing upon Jewish history, Torah sources and the latest headlines, we plumb pressing questions about human rights and global justice from a Jewish perspective through monthly essays by noted scholars, activists and AJWS staff. You shall …Read More
“There is no future without a past.” Crafted by American novelist and poet Siri Hustvedt, these words both haunt and inspire me.