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  • DC Jews react on Obama inauguration, honor MLK with service

    By Jeffrey Hensiek

    January 22, 2013 | 9:46 am

    Monday’s 57th Presidential Inauguration officially sent off Barack Obama into a second term as America’s 44th President and the country’s first African American commander-in-chief. After being formally sworn in Sunday at the White House, Obama gave his inaugural address to about...

  • A half-century later, rabbis recall marching with Martin Luther King

    January 16, 2011 | 11:54 pm

    Rabbi Israel Dresner, 81, says he’s the most arrested rabbi in America.

    At least that was the case in the 1960s, he says, when Dresner was one of dozens of rabbis who answered the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s call for clergy from the North to join the civil rights movement in...

  • Jewish-Black Ties Loosen Over Years

    By Rachel Pomerance

    January 13, 2005 | 7:00 pm


    The storied tale of Jewish Northerners heading South in the 1960s to fight for blacks' voting rights has taken its place as one of the most distinctive cross-cultural relationships in U.S. history.

    Until now, the 1964 murders of three civil rights campaigners has been unresolved....