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About: Rabbi Jill Jacobs
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Rabbi Jill Jacobs
Rabbi Jill Jacobs is the Executive Director of T'ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights, based in New York City. T'ruah mobilizes 1800 rabbis and cantors from all streams of Judaism, together with tens of thousands of Jewish community members, to protect human rights in the United States, Canada, Israel, and the occupied territories. Read more at:

Posts by Rabbi Jill Jacobs:

  • Jul 5 2013
    Notes From a 9 Months Pregnant CEO

    I had only just met this woman, and our conversation, as I heard it, went like this: Her: What do you do? Me: I’m a rabbi. I direct a national Jewish human rights organization that. . . Her: No, no—when … Continue reading


  • Jun 4 2013
    Should a Mom Be Jailed for Her Own Stillbirth?

    As I enter my final few weeks of pregnancy, I sometimes worry about ordering a cup of coffee. Too often, the barista responds, “Decaf?” or a stranger within earshot wonders aloud whether I’m “allowed” to drink that. It’s not just … Continue reading



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