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Hate Crimes

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Hate Crimes

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Hate Crimes

Reform Movement Horrified by West Bank Terror Attack
Posted on Friday July 31, 2015

Our hearts are heavy today after learning of a vicious act of terrorism in the West Bank, in which Israelis are suspected of setting the home of a Palestinian family on fire. Tragically, the fire claimed the life of a toddler and badly injured others. Rabbi Jonah Pesner offered thoughts on the tragedy: It is with […]

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The Tragedy and Horror of the Charleston Church Shooting
Posted on Thursday June 18, 2015

Last night, 9 people were killed at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina when a 21 year old man opened fire. The tragedy has shaken the country and reminded us that violence and hatred know no boundaries, and can reach us even within the walls of a house of worship. […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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For more information on this issue, contact Eisendrath Legislative Assistant Jordan Dashow at (202) 387-2800.