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Two Syrian refugee sisters reuniting at the airport in Chicago

I have told the Passover story over and over, year after year – tasting bitterness, weeping salty tears, making mortar for bri

Rabbi Steven Stark Lowenstein
Statue of Liberty against blue sky

In the aftermath of yet another attack on a Jewish cemetery, another round of bomb threats at JCCs, and an ever-increasing climate of fear and hostility, perhaps we can find inspiration in the poet

Rabbi David Wirtschafter
The author smiling while holding a handmade signs that reads Tempest-Tost Huddled Masses Make America Great

Some days I get so annoyed with our people – especially when we  kvetch, we groan, we complain.

Today wasn’t one of those days.

Jane E. Herman
Orphan children in DP camp following WW II

After their liberation from Nazi captivity, my parents were reunited in Feldafing, a displaced persons camp in the U.S. Zone of occupied Germany.

Aron Hirt-Manheimer
Am Shalom congregants await arriving Syrian family

In 22 years of being a rabbi, I don't think I've ever been as proud of a congregation as I was when 22 representatives of Am Shalom in Glencoe, IL, gathered

Rabbi Steven Stark Lowenstein
Group photo aboard the S.S. Flandre in 1939

“For you have known the heart of the stranger….” (Exodus 23:9)

Rabbi Edwin C. Goldberg
A new exhibit at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum allows visitors to video chat with refugees

He'd rather talk to young women than answer my insistent line of questioning.

Ron Kampeas (JTA)
Group of students and a teacher standing in front of a sign: Help Save Soviet Jews

When Jews first arrived in western Russia in the 7th century, the Russian Empire became, for a time, home to the world’s largest Jewish population.

Rabbi Daniel M. Bronstein, Ph.D.

Four are among the tiniest on earth, yet they are the wisest of the wise… [Ants…locusts…lizards… and…]

Rabbi Marc Rosenstein


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