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Mayim Meets a Human Rights Hero

Grok Nation

I write a lot here about all of the disturbing and upsetting things going on in the world, but a few weeks ago, I met someone from Burma who inspired hope. I thought to myself, “Hmmm! This is a good opportunity to share with our GrokNation community a story that isn’t depressing, that there are …Read More

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Rabbis Return From American Jewish World Service Delegation to the Dominican Republic Where they Witnessed an Ongoing Human Rights Crisis

Rabbis met with activists working to reverse the Dominican government’s policy to strip tens of thousands Dominicans of Haitian descent of their citizenship rights New York, NY — Ten Rabbis from across the country returned from the Dominican Republic earlier this week as part of a Global Justice Fellowship trip with American Jewish World Service …Read More

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