As June comes to a close, I've been compiling press clips of stories the RAC has appeared in throughout the month. Let's take a look back at what we've been working on for the past few weeks, shall we?
June 2: Doonesbury angers Jews and their 'crabby and snarky' old God (The Jewish Journal of Greater L.A)
- Brad Greenberg's God Blog addresses Garry Trudeau's Doonesbury cartoon that drew criticism from the RAC and the Anti-Defamation League for...
Summer Miller-Walfish is a participant in the RAC's Machon Kaplan summer program for college students. She is a student at Swarthmore University and an intern at the Violence Policy Center. In these past two weeks in Washington D.C., I've experienced something that I never thought would be possible for me to experience. You see, when I was a baby, my cousin Carey Slezak committed suicide. It tore my family apart and there is still a great hole in our heart that will never be filled. I have always felt so helpless when it came to Carey's death...Read More
Deborah Swerdlow 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 Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice. This is my city, hands down. I love riding the Metro, I love walking past the White House and I love my internship. For the past week and a half, I've been working at the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, an alliance of more than 40 religious groups from 15...Read More
Michael Evers is a participant in the Religious Action Center's Machon Kaplan summer program for college students. He is a student at DePaul University and an intern at the Men's Health Network. Getting oriented: That is basically what this past week has been all about. Landing in Washington last Sunday, I had no idea what was in store (and will be) for my fellow Machon Kaplan peers and me. From welcome dinners to the Library of Congress, all the way to the Jefferson Memorial in the boonies, summer thus far has been good. Luckily,...Read More
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,...Read More