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A Doubly Sad Day...

Today is a doubly sad day.  Today I mourn as a Jew, and today, I mourn as an American. Today is Tisha b’Av, the ninth day of the Hebrew month of Av, a day that marks the destruction of both the first and second Temples in Jerusalem.  Today is the day on which the Jewish people recall thousands of years of hurt and harm, homelessness and harshness, sometimes of unimaginable measure. Tisha b’Av marks the moments when we have failed to believe — in ourselves and/or in God — when we have......

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Honoring Representative John Lewis

John Robert Lewis was born in the city of Troy, Alabama, on February 21, 1940, to sharecroppers Willie Mae Carter and Eddie Lewis. John was the third of ten children his parents had together. He attended segregated schools and was told by his parents not to challenge the unfairness of the Jim Crow Laws in the South. Lewis did the complete opposite of what his parents told him and became an American Civil Rights leader and politician, most famously known for becoming the chairmanship of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). As......

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