iOS app Android app

Ajws

The End of the Road

Elizabeth Daube | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics
Elizabeth Daube

Despite global praise for Burma's democratic reforms, the country hasn't resolved its decades-long legacy of ethnic persecution. Burma's refugees fear what will happen to them next.

Life on $3 a Day: Garment Workers and Cambodia's Struggle for Human Rights

Elizabeth Daube | Posted 03.31.2014 | Impact
Elizabeth Daube

Despite a day filled with marches and demonstrations, Phnom Penh remained relatively calm. The only government reaction: quietly relocating a dozen protesters who had camped outside the U.S. embassy. Fast forward a few weeks, and the demonstrations have taken a dramatic and deadly turn.

Who Is A Jew? Standing Before God Before The Days Of Awe

Rabbi Miriyam Glazer | Posted 11.14.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Miriyam Glazer

In the Jewish world, this time of year feels like kibbutz galuyot -- an ingathering of the exiles. As the Days of Awe beckon, so many of us become restless and uneasy about our Jewish selves.

Tzedakah: 9 Designs That Challenge Our Notions Of Philanthropy (PHOTOS)

Ruth Messinger | Posted 06.23.2012 | Religion
Ruth Messinger

Looking at these pieces of art gives me great hope that a new generation of globally conscious designers are celebrating the critical role that tzedakah plays in today's world and that the next generation of Jews will both give and talk about giving.

For The Children of Ghana, Indignation, Inspiration And Perspiration Are Not Enough

Rabbi Will Berkovitz | Posted 12.24.2011 | Impact
Rabbi Will Berkovitz

In Ghana, words like "childhood," "innocence" and "safety" are built on the unreliable foundation of words like "rescue," "survival" and "luck."

An Empty Place At My Seder Table

Ruth Messinger | Posted 06.14.2011 | Religion
Ruth Messinger

This empty place will stand for all those around the world who still lack the basic freedoms that our Seders celebrate.

Water and Women: A Gender Crisis, a Global Opportunity

Jonathan Greenblatt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jonathan Greenblatt

The world finally seems to be awakening to the inherent power that women possess - energy and talent that is needed to address the many challenges that face our planet.