A Lesson in Diversity, Equality, and Acceptance
One fall afternoon, Hallie Gauch, a seventh-grader at The Rashi School, met a woman for lunch named Qwin (pronounced Queen), an immigrant from Uganda. The circumstances that brought them together were unexpected: a Torah portion, a rabbi, and the ADL.
When Hallie was preparing to become a Bat Mitzvah, she made an astute observation. Her Torah portion was about Abraham welcoming three strangers into his home. In stark contrast, recent immigration events had shown children separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border, isolated for months in detention centers.
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