As I prepare to travel to Washington, D.C. to participate in the Climate March, I am deeply focused on our Jewish obligation to repair the world and safeguard the earth and its inhabitants. As Genesis tells it, it took six days to create the complex majesty of the universe. Today, I fear that we are …Read More
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This story is part of our series to mark the two-year anniversary of the 2015 Nepal earthquakes. Read the first and second stories in our series. Woman warrior: Radhika’s story All her life, Radhika Sapkota has been a fervent advocate for women’s rights. The discrimination she faced as a child in a society that viewed …Read More
This story is part of our series to mark the two-year anniversary of the 2015 Nepal earthquakes. Read the first and third parts of our series, too. Determined to make a difference: Sarita’s story As the ground below her rumbled forcefully, Sarita Lamichhane heard screams and cries from all corners. “Everyone was scared,” she recalled. …Read More
As we mark two years since Nepal’s devastating earthquakes, we draw inspiration from the brave responders who rushed to the frontlines of relief efforts despite suffering personal losses and setbacks. Today, these leaders continue to help their communities get back on their feet and rebuild the country—brick by brick, village after village. The April 2015 …Read More
Today is especially poignant for me, as the granddaughter of Edna Brill. April 19th marks the day my grandmother joined with thousands of other Jews in the Warsaw ghetto in 1943 to resist the Nazis’ plan to transport the remaining Jews in the ghetto to Treblinka for their extermination. This was the largest act of …Read More