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Modern-Day Plagues of Injustice and Inequality

Rabbi Michael Namath
On Passover, we recount the Ten Plagues that were inflicted upon the Egyptian people. Below you can find some of the "plagues" and injustices that afflict our present-day society and actions you can take.

Burning Our Emotional Chameitz

Rabbi Emily Langowitz
I grew up in a family that was all about making Jewish ritual our own, and there was no greater holiday for our collective creativity than Passover.

The Story of Esther, The Story of Us

Crystal Hill
Over the past few years, I’ve found that parts of the Purim story parallel parts of my own life. I’m a big believer in the power of stories to help build communities of belonging.

Extraordinary Ordinary Heroes

Rabbi Deborah Bodin Cohen
Simcha Blass, Helen Suzman, Eddie Jacobson, and Abby Stein all contributed to our world in different ways. Yet, they shared traits - commitment, integrity, resolve and an inner sense that they could make a difference.

WRJ's Legacy of Championing Equitable Pay for All

Rabbi Liz P.G. Hirsch
March 12 marks Equal Pay Day, which is intended to draw attention to the ongoing disparity in earnings between men and women. March 12 marks how long it takes a woman, on average, to earn the same amount as their male counterparts did the previous year.