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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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Last week was a busy week for health care reform. But this week will be busier. While President Obama steps up his campaign in support of comprehensive health care reform, the three relevant committees in the House of Representatives will be holding hearings to discuss their draft proposal. At the heart of the... Read More

Lauren Weissman is a participant in the Religious Action Center's Machon Kaplan summer program for college students. She is a student at the University of Florida and an intern at the Food Research and Action Center. Last week in Machon Kaplan class we were given an insider's explanation of DC. Apparently there are four quadrants of the city: NW, SW, NE and SE. As a reference point, we were informed that the exact center lies in the middle of the capital building, and while this is an extremely interesting fact, it does not really help those of...

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