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Friday, September 12, 2014

Hadassah Lays Wreath in Israel In Remembrance
US Ambassador Dan Shapiro; World Chair of Keren Kayemet/JNF Effie Stenzler; Young Judaeans and hundreds of immigrants and families of terror victims joined Barbara Goldstein in laying a wreath in the name of Hadassah on the Israel Memorial for 9/11 terror victims—including five Israelis—in the Jerusalem Park, Arazim Valley.

"We Shouldn't be Playing God," Hadassah Trauma Expert Tells Brazilian Media About Treating Terrorists
“If I could do anything to relieve the suffering in Gaza, I would do it,” says Prof. Avi Rivkind.

Bring Alan Gross Home from Cuba!
Alan was arrested in 2009 during a humanitarian trip to Cuba on behalf of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Alan was accused of "actions against the integrity of the state" for his work helping the Cuban Jewish community obtain internet access, and was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Senate Votes to Allow Debate on Paycheck Fairness
For the first time ever, the Senate voted to debate the Paycheck Fairness Act. Now is the time! Urge your Senators to speak in support and demand an up or down vote for the Paycheck Fairness Act!

Survey Examining Women’s Opinions Reveals Women Recognize a Lack of Parity with Men on Critical Issues
LISTEN: CEO Janice Weinman talks to CBS about the results of a new survey released this week by Hadassah which reveal new findings on gender equity.

Global Anti-Semitism: A Threat to International Peace and Security
Hadassah's team visited the UN this week to hear from the Permanent Mission of Palau about global anti-Semitism. Watch the presentation.

Birthright Registration Now Open
Young Judaea offers custom and classic 10 day Taglit-Birthright Israel trips designed so you can explore Israel your way.

WHAT WE'RE READING

#WhyIStayed & #WhyILeft: Domestic Violence Survivors Connect Over Hashtag Campaign
#WhyIStayed: She saw herself in Ray Rice’s wife, Janay, and tweeted about it. So did thousands of others.

A Child Helps Your Career, if You’re a Man
One of the worst career moves a woman can make is to have children. Mothers are less likely to be hired for jobs, to be perceived as competent at work or to be paid as much as their male colleagues with the same qualifications.

My Liberalism Sits Hand-in-Hand with My Zionism
Let’s first understand what it means to be liberal and what it means to be a Zionist before we say the two can’t coexist. Zionism is the belief in the Jewish state’s right to exist. Liberalism is the belief that ideals of freedom and tolerance, such as racial equality, women’s rights, freedom of the press and freedom of religion, are paramount.

Summer's Missing Question: What Is Zionism?
A fundamental disconnect, accentuated by war

Fact Sheet: Standing Up for Women's Rights, 20 Years After VAWA
The original law had three simple goals: make streets safer for women; make homes safer for women; and protect womens civil rights.

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