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  • Trump, meet Martin Luther King Jr.

    By Rob Eshman

    1 week ago

    Newsflash: I didn’t want Donald J. Trump to be president. If it had to be a Republican, I would have preferred John Kasich. If a Democrat, Hillary Clinton. And if it just had to be an obnoxious New Yorker, I’d have picked Ronnie the Limo Driver. 

    But I got Trump. And here’s what...

  • Racism in America

    By Ilana Angel

    December 7, 2014 | 9:26 pm

    I am a short, middle class, Jewish woman. I am 48 years old and thanks to an abundance of freckles on the fair English skin I got from my father, I look 38. I have a cute nose, hazel eyes that lean towards green and although born in Israel, I look like an average American even...

  • 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...

  • Month of Diamonds and Demons

    April 5, 2011 | 7:19 pm

    The birthstone for April is a diamond. In ancient Greek, the meaning of diamond is “unbreakable.” As the month begins, we look to the state of civil rights and intergroup relations in this city and are reminded that, while our bonds are strong, the diamond days of April hold many...

  • Bringing Dr. King Into the Beit Midrash

    By Rabbi Yehudah Mirsky

    January 12, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Oddly, or perhaps not for a product of the Orthodox yeshiva world, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., profoundly shaped my religious life. His life story, with all its achievements, failures, complexities and wonders, is, like the lives of all spiritual giants, its own text and source...

  • The Circuit

    By Gaby Wenig

    January 29, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Hadassah's Heroes

    The Persian community's first major fundraiser for Israel this year took place at the home of Dr. Ata and Sima Kashani in Encino on Jan. 14. The Persian Group Council of Hadassah Southern California organized the event, which raised $50,000 to go toward...

  • A Non-Optional Holiday

    By Lisa Rosen

    January 17, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Back in 1990, while working as an assistant at a film production company, my daily mail chores acquainted me with the postal worker across the street. One Friday, as we said our goodbyes, I said, "See you Monday," when she corrected me: Monday was Martin Luther King Jr. Day.