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Little Activists

“In an age of cynics, they are shameless idealists.”

–World Religion News

Here is what the next generation is doing:

Zamir training to represent Israel– and on behalf of all kids with cochlear implants.

“I have a dream that my little sister will have her bat-mitzvah at the kotel. And the only thing thrown at her will be candy.”

Hallel

“I have a dream that sometime soon I won’t have to be afraid to pray freely at the kotel.”

Ashira

Ashira Silverman and her role in Women’s Rights in Israel – World Religion News

Ashira Silverman, niece of comedian Sarah Silverman, has started her human rights activism early in life because of the work her family is doing for women’s rights in Israel. Recently in Israel, it was illegal for women to carry the Torah and have a bat mitzvah at the Western Wall (Kotel).

Fair Trade Judaica

Fair Trade Judaica promotes fair trade as a Jewish value through educating the Jewish community, and expanding the production, distribution, and sale of fair trade Judaica products. We envision a world in which Jewish consumers recognize fair trade as an expression of core Jewish values, seek out fair trade Judaica products, and use their purchasing power to support thriving communities of artisans around the world.

Ofra Strauss: Israeli chocolate company, Elite, will sell slave-free, Fair Trade chocolate for Passover.

We want to discuss with you the issue of the Elite chocolate. The problem is not the taste, smell or appearance. The problem is the production of chocolate. Who picks the cocoa beans? Child slaves. There are children who work picking cocoa beans to make chocolate. They are taken without their…

The Ethics of Hanukkah Gelt

Live from the Lilith Blog 1 of 2 November 25, 2015 by Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz The complex flavor profile of sumptuous chocolate has finally made it to Hanukkah gelt. Cookbook author and Jewish food expert, Leah Koenig, hunts out only “top notch chocolate, products that put the chocolate first.”

Judaism belongs to every Jew – New Israel Fund

By Hallel Abramowitz-Silverman, October 2013 My connection to God was strengthened at a Women of the Wall support service in NY last March. There were over 300 people. Some didn’t even personally understand women who chose to wear tallitot, but believed in religious freedom for all – not just those who agreed with them.