Rabbi Salem Pearce

Rabbi Salem Pearce is director of organizing for T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights. She received her rabbinic ordination from Hebrew College Rabbinical School in Boston.

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When Bringing Water to the Thirsty Is a Criminal Act

by Rabbi Salem Pearce 08-17-2018

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A few weeks ago, I saw evidence that our government treats animals better than it treats immigrants. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service maintains a watering trough for passing cattle. This trough destroys gallons of water intended for human beings.

When I saw this injustice, I had already been in the desert for several hours in 110 plus degree heat. I was sweating profusely but I was chilled to the bone.