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Immigration

A growing number of bipartisan members of the House of Representatives are cosponsoring a comprehensive immigration reform bill, H.R. 15, based on a similar bill that passed the Senate last summer. Urge your Representatives to support this legislation and reform our broken immigration system. 

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Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Immigration

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Immigration

The Wait to Implement the Executive Action on Immigration Just Got Longer
Posted on Wednesday May 27, 2015

In a much-anticipated court ruling on Tuesday, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled not to lift the injunction from a lower court on President Obama’s signature executive action on immigration. This ruling means that, until the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals rules on the case, the Obama administration cannot move forward with plans to […]

We All Count in Our Society, Especially the Stranger Among Us
Posted on Tuesday May 19, 2015

This week marks the start of a new book of Torah: the Book of Numbers. This week’s portion, B’midbar, or “In the Wilderness”, recounts the census-taking of entire Israelite community commanded of Moses by God. The Israelites are sorted by tribe and all men over the age of 20 are counted, as God commands, “head […]

Developing our own Holiness Code
Posted on Monday April 27, 2015

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to deliver the following words before the Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism at the RAC’s Consultation on Conscience: When I discovered that this week’s parsha would be Achrei Mot-Kedoshim, which includes the Holiness Code, the irony was not lost on me. Here I was, the one openly gay […]

The Other March Madness
Posted on Friday March 27, 2015

Whether you observe Passover according to the strict rules of Jewish law, or you attend one family Seder, or whether your Passover observance is watching The Prince of Egypt, or whatever traditions, practices or customs you find meaningful, the weeks leading up to Passover (April 3-11, 2015) feel like a Jewish March Madness. Between planning […]

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