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The scenes of fanatic rightist mobs desecrating the U.S. Capitol building was a catastrophe of unimaginable proportions. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer appropriately compared Jan. 6, 2021 to President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s description of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7,…

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When word of Jerry Berger’s death arrived via Facebook through a family friend, I knew exactly what I had to do. I became a tipster and got in touch with my St. Louis media connections. I believe the St. Louis Post-Dispatch got to the story first, with the Jewish Light, KSDK and St. Louis Pu…

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Last week, in shock and horror, the world watched the attempted insurrection on the U.S. Capitol. Immediately, on every news station and social media platform, questions were asked, and sides were taken. Were those involved protestors or domestic terrorists? Why was the response so different…

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(JTA) — When it became clear that the Rev. Raphael Warnock, pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church, had just been elected the first Black senator from the state of Georgia, he addressed the nation, quoting Psalm 30:6: “We may lie down weeping in the night, but joy comes in the morning.”

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After I graduated from college, I spent a year working for Facing History and Ourselves, an international organization whose mission is to use lessons of history to challenge teachers and their students to stand up to bigotry and hate.

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I write this message during a season of endings. The secular year is coming to its close, and this Shabbat we fittingly will read the concluding parashah of B’reyshit, the Book of Genesis. Our Torah Reading is Va-y’chi, Genesis 47:28-50:26, which depicts the ends of the lives of both our Pat…

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