We Are AJWS A Time for Hope and Action

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American Jewish World Service

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11108
Transcript

[people sitting down to be interviewed]
People speaking in one on one interviews:
My grandmother was a survivor of Auschwitz.
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My dad was an immigrant.
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My parents are from Russia.
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I'm a first generation Iranian American Jewish woman.
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As an LGBT person,
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As a black Jewish feminist,
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I think it's super important for Jews to stand up for justice in the world.
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We start with ourselves, but we don't end with ourselves.
That's what Martin Buber said.
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There's a quote in the Torah that says that you should love your
neighbor like you love yourself.
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This idea that we can be more than our history of oppression is so
important in this moment.
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We have to choose hope even when it's
extremely hard,
and that's a very Jewish idea.
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Grace Paley once wrote:
"The only recognizable feature of hope is action."
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Hopelessness is not really a choice.
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I'm very hopeful and very optimistic.
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We're a small people in a big world and we can have a big impact.
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When Jews are global citizens,
we will change the world.
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This is our moment.
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