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Food for Jewish Thought - Jewish Sources Underlying ICJW’s Policy Priorities

The Food for Jewish Thought series is being prepared by  Rina Cohen, ICJW Chair of Jewish Education, based on ICJW’s policy priorities. It covers topics of r elevance to the themes of social justice and Tikkun Olam that underlie the work of ICJW and its affiliates around the world. 

These source materials are in English and can be studied alone or together with others in a study group.


1.  The Shmitta Year: Our Environmental and Social Action “Reset Button” The Jewish Approach to Sustainable Development and Social Justice. 
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2. Jewish Sources on Protecting the Environment - prepared for the ICJW Herczeg Jerusalem Education Seminar, May 2017

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3. Jewish Sources on Attitudes to the Stranger Among Us  - prepared for the ICJW Herczeg Jerusalem Education Seminar, May 2017

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4. Jewish Sources on our Attitudes to Refugees  - prepared for the ICJW Herczeg Jerusalem Education Seminar, May 2017

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5. Jewish Sources on the Issue of Trafficking  - prepared for the ICJW Herczeg Jerusalem Education Seminar, May 2017

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6. Jewish Sources on the Children   - prepared for the ICJW Herczeg Jerusalem Education Seminar, May 2017

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