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For Jewish groups in Philly protesting Trump’s treatment of migrants, the spiritual is political

August 9, 2019
 – 
Oren Oppenheim

"Like Waskow, Sara Atkins, 39, has marched through the city, demonstrated at the Philadelphia field office of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and helped immigrants navigate the court system. She is director of advocacy for Torah Trumps Hate, an Orthodox Jewish activist organization of more than 2,000 members nationwide that was founded soon after Trump’s election.

One of the signs members hoist at demonstrations quotes Leviticus 19:34: “The stranger who resides with you shall be to you as one of your citizens.” Another asks, “What would God say?”

The situation at the border and the tactics of ICE are "not Torahdik, not in line with Torah values,” said Atkins, of Wynnewood.

Torah Trumps Hate has helped immigrants at airports navigate immigration procedures, cosponsored protests such as one in February 2018 that advocated for Dreamers, and has mobilized members to attend more recent protests nationwide, including the July 12 Lights for Liberty march in Philadelphia, held on the eve of the Trump administration’s threatened ICE raids."

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Outside Washington, Pelosi neither says nor hears much about Trump or impeachment

May 24, 2019
 – 
Natalie Pompilio and John Wagner

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18 Awesome Things That Happened To Jews In 2018

December 29, 2018
 – 
Jenny Singer

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Pod Save America

The Orthodox Jewish Mother, Arrested Ten Times, Who’s Protesting Kavanaugh

September 27, 2018
 – 
Sara G. Marcus

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A DIFFERENT KIND OF ARREST REPORT: CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE IN DC

July 12, 2018

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Protesters call for Sen. Daylin Leach to resign over misconduct allegations

June 22, 2018
 – 
Linda Stein

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Philadelphia immigration protesters line up empty children's shoes near Mike Pence's hotel

June 19, 2018
 – 
Ayana Archie and Michelle Rice

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Girl Scouts’ Foundation Bolsters Judaism

February 14, 2018
 – 
Rachel Kurland

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The Orthodox Jews Openly Marching Against Trump

October 2, 2017

Mom of Five: Facing Arrest Worth the Fight for Health Care

July 26, 2017
 – 
Rachel Kurland

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Agora cyber charter school lays off at least 100 teachers

February 16, 2016
 – 
Jacqueline Palochko

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Agora Cyber Charter announces layoffs

February 15, 2016
 – 
Martha Woodall

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7-year-old girl sends Passover treats to American soldiers in Afghanistan, Iraq

April 10, 2014
 – 
Carol Kuruvilla

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