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RFK and Morris Abram

Morris Abram: The Man Who Unmasked the KKK and Helped Establish “One Person, One Vote”

15:01 12 February in Jews & Civil Rights, Latest, Uncategorized
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[caption id="attachment_19946" align="alignleft" width="300"] Robert F. Kennedy and Morris Abram. Courtesy of the Abram estate.[/caption] by Cecily Abram Those who remember Morris Berthold Abram may recall his tenure as president of Brandeis University during the tumultuous years of 1968-1970. Yet many of his accomplishments during the time...

Moscow Cityscape

Color Red, Color Red

10:00 06 February in Latest
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by David W. Weiss July 14, 2014 We have just been seated on the motorized cart that takes handicapped passengers to the departure gates when the sirens go off. COLOR RED, COLOR RED. The airport’s public spaces empty. From the shatter-proof window of the safety niche the...

Argentinian Israeli Mutual Association explosion aftermath

An Argentine Journalist on Fallout from Prosecutor’s Mysterious Death

12:26 05 February in In the News, Latest, Uncategorized
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[caption id="attachment_19918" align="alignleft" width="300"] The ruins left after a bomb exploded at the Argentinian Israeli Mutual Association (AMIA) in Buenos Aires, July 1994. Credit: AFP/Getty Images[/caption] The plot unfolded like a murder mystery. First, on January 18, Argentine state prosecutor Alberto Nisman was found dead from a gunshot...

Trees in a forest

The Enduring Relevance of Tu B’Shevat

16:45 04 February in Latest
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Today marks the Jewish holiday Tu B’Shevat. Tu B’Shevat celebrates the new year for trees and is often marked with a Tu B’Shevat seder, where attendees drink wine and eat fruits and nuts. We asked Elan Margulies, the director of Teva, a Jewish youth environmental program under the larger organization Hazon,...