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Why I Spoke Out About DeSean Jackson’s Anti-Semitic Tweets

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By Zach Banner Before I was an offensive tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers, I was the son of a middle school teacher in Tacoma, Washington. My...

Letters: Cantors, Anti-Semitism, and More

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Don’t Forget the Cantors I read with interest your article on High Holiday planning (“Rabbis and Leaders Plan for High Holidays,” July 23). Allow me...

I Survived the Halle Synagogue Shooting. One Year Later, I Faced My Attacker in...

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By Rabbi Rebecca Blady Across the room sat a man, a murderer, who had tried to kill me and 51 others praying in the Halle...

All of Us Are Responsible

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By Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove  Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle Zach Banner posted a video in response to Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson’s anti-Semitic screed against...

May His Memory Be for a Blessing: Lessons From John Lewis

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By Mark Pelavin The day is one of my most vivid and treasured memories. I was associate director of the Religious Action Center of Reform...

Jewish and Muslim Women Come Together Against Hate

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By Karen E.H. Skinazi As my husband and I were taking our regular after-dinner walk in our city of Birmingham, England, I stopped dead in...
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Letters: Fighting Racism; DeSean Jackson

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No Shame Necessary In the July 2 Jewish Exponent, Sid Schwarz (“I’ve Been a Rabbi Fighting Racial Injustice for Decades, But I Have Not Done...

AJC Philadelphia: We Will Not Sit Idly By

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By David Smith AJC’s founders understood the fundamental truth that the American Jewish community’s fate was inextricably tied to the fates of other minority communities....

No Easy Answers With Hometown Hate

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By Joshua Runyan For those few among us who have tended to labor under the false conclusion that by virtue of living in America, we...
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Letters: Cemetery Conditions, Recipes

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Cemetery Problems Predate Coronavirus Regarding the Jewish Exponent’s recent article on the condition of graves at Har Nebo Cemetery (“Families Upset by Cemetery Conditions,” July...