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Tag: I Have A Dream
June 25, 2012 | 3:30 pm
September 3, 2008 | 10:41 pmA few months before President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, a short Jewish man stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and spoke to a large group of Americans:
"I speak to you as an American Jew. As Americans, we share the profound concern of millions of people about the...
August 29, 2008 | 1:21 am
JTA’s Eric Fingerhut and Ron Kampeas on Thursday’s events at the Democratic National Convention in Denver. With a focus on the 45th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s ‘I Have A Dream’ speech, they explore a new emphasis on rebuilding the Civil Rights-era alliance of Jews and Blacks. Included—Rev. Al Sharpton, Rep. John Lewis.
August 28, 2008 | 2:20 pm
August 31, 2006 | 8:00 pm
Perusing the hot R & B/Rap Billboard charts, one does not expect to see a red-headed Israeli artist -- replete with a classic "Jewfro" mop of curls -- represented by the No. 3 song. Then again, one does not expect that spot to be filled by a violin-dominated musical number with no...