Because We Are Jewish
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The Baltimore Jewish Times
In July 2013, the Baltimore Jewish Times wrote an editorial advocating for the closure of HIAS, since it was no longer needed for its founding mission of assisting Jewish refugees. Mark Hetfield, the President and CEO of HIAS, responded by stating that the Jewish commitment to human rights and to refugees (strangers) is universal, and that therefore HIAS is no less necessary now than it was at its founding in 1881, He ends the article by saying "Today, HIAS does not help refugees because they are Jewish. HIAS helps refugees because we are Jewish." Click on the link above to read Hetfield's response.
HIAS, Communities and Organizations, Immigrants, Refugees, Jewish Values, Hetfield, Mark
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