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Are You a Member of Alpha Epsilon Pi? (And Why Am I Asking?)

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 07.12.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

I joined AEPi in my freshman year of college. In my chapter at Johns Hopkins were mostly what we'd now call "nerds." Including me: In those days, I c...

120 Rabbis in Congressional Record: Toward Peace or War With Iran?

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 03.15.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

The Rabbinic Statement on Moving Step by Step toward Shalom with Iran (initiated by The Shalom Center) has been placed in the Congressional Record by ...

Take Courage for the Common Good, Reopen Government, Prevent Debt Default

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

Yesterday (Oct 15), more than 70 prominent religious leaders joined with locked-out federal workers in a pilgrimage on Capitol Hill to urge an immediate end to the government shutdown and urgent passage of laws to prevent a default on the U.S. debt.

Answering Isaiah's Call To Social Justice On Yom Kippur

Rabbi Edward Bernstein | Posted 11.24.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Edward Bernstein

Of course, I have the luxury of choosing to take the Food Stamp Challenge or not, but in taking the Food Stamp Challenge, I want to experience first-hand over a longer period what hunger is like for people who have no choice.

Why I Was Arrested -- Again

Rabbi Steve Gutow | Posted 06.02.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Steve Gutow

Across Sudan, millions suffer without relief, and I am called by a power greater than I can even imagine to lend some measure of myself to their cause.

Living On A $31.50 Family Food Budget

Street Sense | Posted 11.29.2011 | DC

By Hannah Morgan Street Sense A 17-ounce box of Frosted Flakes cereal costs around $3 in many local stores. Add a gallon of milk, another $4, and ...