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Jewish Climate Justice during Black History Month

In the first week of Black History Month, we read Parshat Mishpatim from the Book of Exodus. Mishpatim is the oldest stratum of Torah (famously parallel to the Code of Hammurabi). The portion expounds on the earliest Jewish laws, including … Read more »
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Thank the Obama Administration for Protecting Water

Yesterday, the White House vetoed a Congressional Review Act resolution put forward by the House of Representatives and Senate that would have repealed the Clean Water Rule. Clean water access is a critical Jewish value. For Jews, water and humanity … Read more »
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Jewish Community Disappointed by House Vote on Clean Water

January 14, 2016, Washington, D.C., – Yesterday, the House of Representative voted to repeal the Clean Water Rule under the Congressional Review Act. The House vote follows a similar action in the Senate. The repeal will now proceed to the … Read more »
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The Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life Reflects on the State of the Union 2016

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 – Last night, President Obama gave his final State of the Union address to our country. Among other important issues, he highlighted his work on curbing climate change and protecting the environment. 2015 was an important … Read more »
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Internship Openings for Energy/Environment and Communications

Energy and Environment Intern About COEJL: The Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life is an initiative of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs. COEJL works on Jewish-community based environmental advocacy on a federal (and occasionally state) level towards the … Read more »
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