Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Anti-Semitism
A Light that Will Never Go Out: Am Yisrael Chai
Posted on Monday April 13, 2015
This week, we mark Yom HaShoah (April 15-16) — Holocaust Remembrance Day — a day when Jewish communities gather together to commemorate the day through worship, music and stories from survivors and lighting yellow candles as symbol of the living memories of the victims. Yom HaShoah is a time to remember and reflect. It is […]
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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From Egypt to Selma: The Path to Redemption Continues On
Posted on Tuesday March 17, 2015
When we sit down for the retelling of the Exodus story at our Passover Seder each year, we are both retelling and reliving that experience. As Jews, we are taught that “in every generation, all of us are obliged to regard ourselves as if we had personally gone forth from the Land of Egypt.” Victoria […]
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Balancing Minority Identities
Posted on Thursday February 26, 2015
By Tony J. Westbrook, Jr. “So, you’re Jewish? Like full on Jewish? Like Drake.—Jewish? Funny, you don’t look Jewish.” These are the types of comments I often hear when interacting with new people. I am often surprised by the number of people that feel compelled to ask me if I am Jewish, as if it […]