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The tweet made my heart skip a beat. Haaretz posted "Palestinian report: Gilad Shalit to be transferred to Egypt within hours http://bit.ly/LnAKL" and for a minute I thought that we could today be celebrating Gilad Shalit's release rather than lamenting the third anniversary of his capture.

Sadly, this rumor, just like countless ones before it, proved fruitless, and Israeli authorities squashed the rumors.

Today, just like every day since his capture on June 25,...

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What do you, the Washington Mystics, the NFTY SAVPs and Angelina Jolie have in common? All have the ability to combat the leading killer of refugees in Africa - malaria.

Saturday was World Refugee Day, and surrounding this event there's been many opportunities for folks from every background to get in on the campaign to stop the spread of malaria in some of the world's most vulnerable populations.

Until July 1st you...

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Raezel Geiser is a participant in the RAC's Machon Kaplan summer program for college students. She is a student at McDaniel college and an intern at the Save Darfur Coalition.

During my first week in Washington while participating in the Machon Kaplan summer program, I have encountered many activists on the streets talking up their cause; whether it be Greenpeace or Nothing But Nets. I myself am an activist - I stand outside in the cold and heat raising...

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Sydney Zimelis is a participant in the Religious Action Center's Machon Kaplan summer program for college students. She is a student at the University of Michigan and an intern at the NAACP.

When sitting in the classroom at the RAC for the first time on Monday morning, I learned that Kivie Kaplan, the last white and Jewish president of the NAACP, owned the beautiful house-like building before donating it to the RAC. Also, I learned that members of the Jewish and Black communities, among many other...

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by Marc Rosenstein(Originally published in Galilee Diary and Ten Minutes of Torah)

When she saw that [Joseph] had left [his garment] in her hand and had fled outside, she called out to her servants and said to them, "Look, he had to bring us a Hebrew to dally with us! This one came to lie with me; but I screamed loud. And when he heard me screaming at the top of my voice, he left his garment with me and got away and fled outside." -Genesis 39:13-15

In Jew...

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