In honor of Passover, we have prepared a video of JWW Board Member Malkah Schulweis speaking on What do Moses and Buddha Have in Common:

Malkah Schulweis, a Member of the Board of Jewish World Watch, is a retired family psychotherapist, and has served as a professor of English at Cal State Northridge. She is also a Member of the Board of the Schulweis Institute, which is designed to continue the legacy of her late husband, Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis, in the training of rabbinical students.

Passover Materials

Every year, Jewish World Watch publishes supplemental materials for Passover. The purpose of these publications is to help ignite the conversation about what the Jewish holiday means when looked at through the lens of the Biblical imperative to NOT STAND IDLY BY.  Below you will find some of our favorite Passover pieces. If you would like a hard copy of our most current publication, please e-mail info@jww.org.


Passover 2017


Who will be Moses for today’s 65 million refugees and displaced persons?

Passover reminds us that the ancestors of the Jewish people were once slaves in the land of Egypt. They fled their dangerous homeland, wandering homeless in the desert for 40 years as refugees.

Today, there are 65 million refugees and displaced persons worldwide – the majority women and children. Like those ancient Hebrews, they have been rendered homeless by mass atrocities in their countries, forced to risk their lives to seek safety. Many are starving due to man-made famine and lack of aid.

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A STUDY GUIDE: Jewish Teachings About Immigrants and Refugees

Developed by Rabbi Shlomo Einhorn, Yavneh Academy in partnership with JUDJ

1. Why does the Torah specifically instruct us to be kind to strangers? Aren’t we supposed to be kind to everyone?
2. Why is this commandment always related back to the Exodus from Egypt?
3. Why does the Torah need to repeat over and over again the need to treat strangers kindly?

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Passover 2016

What’s On Your Plate?

This companion for the Passover Seder Plate is dedicated to the victims and survivors of the genocide and mass atrocities in Darfur, Sudan and Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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View Passover 2016 Interactive Booklet:

 

pursuitofjusticePassover 2015

The Pursuit of Justice

jus • tice noun

1. the sustained effort to establish righteousness and equality for a person or group

2. not standing idly by in the face of genocide and hate

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View Passover 2015 Interactive Booklet:

 

Passover 2014

Passover Reflections – Restoring the Cup of Justice

These discussion cards tell stories of 10 JWW activists as well as survivors of genocide in Darfur and mass atrocities in Congo. The accompanying questions may be used to discuss Passover themes and to reflect on the idea of seeking compassion and justice on behalf of the stranger. Download Cards >>>