Disability activists lobby Congress

Caregiving for loved ones, lobbying Congress to help those with disabilities and joining the United Nations’ convention on rights for the disabled are some of the issues being discussed during Jewish Disability Awareness Month. Sixty-five Jewish activists from 12 states and the District of Columbia lobbied Congress Feb. 6 during the fourth-annual Jewish Disability Advocacy… Read More

DCJCC cancels writer’s appearance

Two years ago, David Harris-Gershon predicted in the blog he wrote for Tikkun magazine that what he was posting “could bring censure.” The post, the Pittsburgh day school teacher wrote, was his “coming out” as a supporter of the boycott, divest and sanction, or BDS, movement. The censure didn’t come until early last month, when… Read More

Susan Rice decries ‘personal attacks’ on Kerry

National Security Advisor Susan Rice decried “personal attacks” on Secretary of State John Kerry as “unacceptable.” It was the latest salvo in increasingly testy exchanges between the Netanyahu and Obama governments. “Personal attacks in Israel directed at Sec Kerry totally unfounded and unacceptable,” Rice said on her official Twitter account on Monday evening. “John Kerry’s… Read More

Everybody’s talking about the State of the Union

Moments after President Barack Obama finished his State of the Union address Tuesday, members of Congress were already picking apart the speech. Some, like Tea Party favorite Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, thought the president was less antagonistic to congressional Republicans than in previous speeches. But, he said, “He could have pulled all of the Obamacare… Read More