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  • Obama says ‘Trayvon Martin could have been me, 35 years ago’

    July 19, 2013 | 12:50 pm

    President Barack Obama on Friday jumped into the debate over the acquittal of the man who killed black Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, declaring that Martin "could have been me, 35 years ago," and urging Americans to understand the pain that African-Americans feel over the case.

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  • Justice Is Not Always Moral

    By Beit T'shuvah

    July 19, 2013 | 10:22 am

    By Harriet Rossetto

    The Zimmerman case has confronted us, once again, with a basic flaw in our judicial system. “Justice” is the result of what is legal, not what is moral. Due process is not to be tainted by issues of right and wrong—this is irrelevant! I heard Justice Anthony...

  • Making the National Personal

    By Beit T'shuvah

    July 17, 2013 | 3:20 pm

    By Matt Shapiro

    Yesterday was Tisha B'Av, the saddest day on the Jewish calendar, on which we recognize numerous tragedies that have befallen the Jewish people through the centuries. We are taught that the destruction of the Second Temple, which happened on this day, occurred...

  • Fight bigotry at ballot box

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    July 17, 2013 | 11:52 am

    The Trayvon Martin case has once again reminded us that racial divisiveness isn’t going away any time soon in America. The verdict is being debated all over. There are protests in numerous cities. But the Martin verdict and the ensuing protests will nevertheless not have as...

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  • Stand our ground

    By Rob Eshman

    July 17, 2013 | 11:22 am

    I’m outraged at the Trayvon Martin case, but not because a jury found George Zimmerman, the man who killed Martin, not guilty.

    When you read through the state’s case and the witness testimony, when you stop to understand the trial the way the jurors did, when you go over the...

  • White Privilege

    By Susan Esther Barnes

    July 17, 2013 | 1:00 am

    Of all the things not to like about the Trayvon Martin killing and subsequent events – and nothing could possibly even come close to outweighing the tragedy of an unarmed teenager being killed on his way home from the convenience store – there is at least one good thing coming out...

  • Confronting bigotry in all its forms: When is the word ‘Jew’ an offensive stereotype?

    July 16, 2013 | 3:51 pm

    An elected official in a small Florida town last week used the word "jew" as a verb to mean cheap or stingy. This set off a minor controversy which I'll report below. This hardly rises to the level of outrage triggered (pun intended) by the acquittal of George Zimmerman in another...

  • There’s a Lot Less Racial Violence Than You Think

    By David Suissa

    July 16, 2013 | 3:42 pm

    To hear the national outcry over the George Zimmerman verdict and the countless cries of “racism in this country,” you’d think that black people are killing white people and that white people are killing black people at an extraordinary rate.

    It is true that in America, where in...

  • Where are the demonstrations for Marissa Alexander?

    By David Suissa

    July 14, 2013 | 10:37 pm

    While the nation's eyes are on the growing demonstrations around the country over the George Zimmerman verdict—a case that had an abundance of reasonable doubt-- an enormous injustice has slipped through the national radar.

    This is the impossible story of an African-American...

  • Reacting to the Zimmerman Verdict

    By David Suissa

    July 13, 2013 | 10:43 pm

    It didn’t take long for publicity hound Al Sharpton to call the not guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial an “atrocity,” "probably one of the worst situations that I have seen,"  "a sad day in the country" and "a slap in the face to those that believe in justice in this...

  • Judge rejects Shomrim accuser’s request to have charges dropped

    April 26, 2012 | 10:39 am

    A Baltimore judge denied an alleged victim’s request to drop criminal charges against two Baltimore Jewish brothers accused of beating the black teen.

    “I been wanting to drop the charges all the time, I didn’t even want to go through [this],” Corey Ausby said on the stand...

  • Shomrim case going forward in Baltimore

    April 25, 2012 | 10:21 am

    Lawyers for two Baltimore Jewish brothers accused of beating a black teenager withdrew a request to move the trial out of the city and requested a bench trial.

    The trial of Avi and Eliyahu Werdesheim will begin Wednesday morning in Baltimore Circuit Court before Judge Pamela White...

  • Citing Trayvon Martin case, lawyers seek change of venue in Baltimore assault

    April 24, 2012 | 10:46 am

    Lawyers for two Baltimore Jewish brothers accused of beating a black teenager requested that the trial be moved out of the city because of perceived similarities between the case and the death of Trayvon Martin.

    Avi and Eliyahu Werdesheim are accused of beating a 15-year-old male in...

  • Trial for two Jewish brothers accused of beating black teenager in Baltimore set for Monday

    By JewishJournal

    April 22, 2012 | 10:32 pm

    Two brothers who were accused of beating a black teenager while patrolling an Orthodox Jewish neighborhood in Baltimore are set to go on trial Monday. The case is similar to that of Trayvon Martin according to Yahoo.com.

    The brothers, who are white and Jewish, have claimed...

  • UPDATE: Shooter of Trayvon Martin arrested, charged with murder

    April 11, 2012 | 12:44 pm

    A Florida prosecutor filed a murder charge on Wednesday against the neighborhood watch volunteer who shot and killed unarmed, black teenager Trayvon Martin in a case that has captivated the United States and prompted civil rights demonstrations.

    George Zimmerman, 28, was arrested...

  • When A Teenager Buys Iced Tea and Ends Up in a Grave

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    April 4, 2012 | 1:58 pm

    No greater tragedy can befall parents than having to bury a child. This is especially true when the child is killed and a perpetrator gets away with it. In this sense no American can but feel the double pain of the parents of Trayvon Martin.

    On the other side of the equation,...

  • Again

    By Rob Eshman

    March 28, 2012 | 6:02 pm

    Many, many years ago I sat down at my computer and decided to write a fictional story about what would happen if “Never Again!” became “Again.”

    My story took place in a Los Angeles of the not-too-distant-future, sometime between now and “Blade Runner.” As I imagined it,...

  • Geraldo Rivera, Kim Kardashian, Billionaire Justice & a List

    By Ilana Angel

    March 24, 2012 | 8:20 pm

    There has certainly been a lot going on lately, and while all of these subjects deserve an article all to themselves, I am in Mommy mode this week and with my child’s insane schedule, I have opted to throw them all into one blog.  It makes sense really because the one piece that...

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