Ruth Messinger


Don't Sign Uganda Anti-Gay Law

By Ruth Messinger

Don't Sign Uganda Anti-Gay Law
Ugandans may think they are acting out of faith by banning homosexuality. In fact, they are promoting hatred and violence against LGBT people, Ruth Messinger writes.Read More


Giving Women a Voice Is Powerful Message for High Holidays

By Ruth Messinger

Giving Women a Voice Is Powerful Message for High Holidays
As we sit in synagogue for the High Holidays, let’s remember the complex stories about biblical women — and the lessons they hold for the challenges of our world today.Read More


Facing a Food Crisis: The Ingenuity of Haitian Farmers

By Ruth Messinger

Facing a Food Crisis: The Ingenuity of Haitian Farmers
With Passover around the corner, many of us are poised to recite the words, “Let all who are hungry come and eat.”Read More


Applying American Law to Far-Off Crimes

By Ruth Messinger and Janice Kamenir-Reznik

Applying American Law to Far-Off Crimes
The White House wants to limit victims of abuse overseas to use American law to gain justice. From Germany to Nigeria’s oil fields, that puts us on the wrong side of history.Read More






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