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Black and white knots intertwined against a black and white background as if to represent racial unity

In a disturbing new report finds that the number of murders committed by white supremacists in the United States more than doubled in 2017 compared to 2016.

 
 
Noah Fitzgerel & Matt Fidel
Stop sign spraypainted with the word HATE

Each November, the FBI releases its annual report on hate crime statistics. The report is rarely uplifting, but this year, the results are especially frightening.

Lizzie Stein

Two weeks ago, Charlotte’s Briar Creek Church was a victim of arson. It is less than three and half miles from my home.

Rabbi Judith Schindler
Church of Multiplication

The Church of the Multiplication of Loaves and Fishes was first built on the shores of the Sea of Galilee in 480 AD. It was set ablaze in the middle of the night early last Thursday morning. The perpetrators scrawled in Hebrew on the walls “והאלילים כרות יכרתן” - “foreign idols will be destroyed,” a quote from a Jewish daily prayer

Anat Hoffman

When I discovered that this week’s parashah (Torah portion) would be Acharei Mot/K'doshim

Jordan Dashow

Late last night, a Jewish community building in Malmö, Sweden was

There are a lot of holidays to think about this time of year: Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, International Hobbit Day (no, but really, happy birthday Bilbo and Frodo).

Benny Witkovsky

On August 6th, 2012 Wade Michael Page – identified by the Southern Poverty Law Center as having ties to white supremacist and neo-Nazi organizations –

Benny Witkovsky

The tragic shooting at the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, WI last weekend that resulted in seven deaths and scores of injuries has horrified us all.  Acts of  violence fueled by ethnic hatred, including

Katharine Nasielski

Yesterday afternoon a 40-year-old man, Wade Michael Page, opened fire in a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, fatally wounding six members of the community and injuring three others.

Katharine Nasielski

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