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Hate Crimes

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Hate Crimes

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Hate Crimes

The Other March Madness
Posted on Friday March 27, 2015

Whether you observe Passover according to the strict rules of Jewish law, or you attend one family Seder, or whether your Passover observance is watching The Prince of Egypt, or whatever traditions, practices or customs you find meaningful, the weeks leading up to Passover (April 3-11, 2015) feel like a Jewish March Madness. Between planning […]

The Maror that Lasts Throughout the Year: The Bitterness of Ongoing Hate Crimes
Posted on Friday March 27, 2015

The Department of Justice released an updated version of its Hate Crime Data Collection Guidelines and Training Manual earlier this month, including new information on identifying hate crimes against Hindu Americans, Sikh Americans and Arab Americans. The FBI agreed to start tracking hate crimes against these groups in 2013, following a push by advocacy groups, […]

IRAC and the URJ Stand Together Against Hateful Attacks in Israel
Posted on Thursday March 05, 2015

The Israel Religious Action Center has long brought our attention to the long, hard work that needs to be done to rid our Jewish homeland from violence, hate and discrimination. Unfortunately, IRAC was forced to remind us last week of just how much work there is to do. On Wednesday and Thursday, two religious buildings […]

The Status of the States: LGBT Equality Across the US in 2014
Posted on Thursday February 19, 2015

Last month, the Human Rights Campaign and the Equality Federation Institute released their 2014 State Equality Index (SEI), which analyzes the state of LGBT rights in all fifty states and the District of Columbia. Although the fight for marriage equality is often in the headlines, this report highlights the many other laws that impact LGBT people, […]

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