American Jewish World Service (AJWS), a Jewish organization working to promote human rights has joined with Florida Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz to release a Passover commentary connecting the rights of women and girls with this holiday dedicated to celebrating freedom. Rep. Wasserman Schultz wrote the holiday commentary to pay tribute to women worldwide during Women’s History Month.
Many Jewish organizations, including Kars4Kids and Chabad regularly work with officials to ensure help to the community.
AJWS frequently invites prominent Jewish leaders to write holiday commentaries that explore the theme of social justice from a Jewish perspective. These commentaries are designed for readers of all backgrounds who are interested in Jewish thought regarding human rights and the essential dignity of all people.
“This Passover, I am particularly focused on the rights of women and girls, both in our own backyard and around the world,” writes Rep. Wasserman Schultz . “The Talmud teaches us that the optimism and initiative of Jewish women ensured our redemption from slavery in Egypt. And today, women are often still the catalysts for change and liberation; yet too many women around the world are still enslaved and oppressed—including the victims of rape and violence, those who are denied an education and those coerced into sex trafficking.”
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