Peter Geffen and fellow civil rights worker Mickey Shur with Martin Luther King, Jr.

Remember the Moment: 1964 Civil Rights Act Turns 50

The battle for civil rights was won in part by its most visible fighters: the heroic sit-in activists and Freedom Riders who risked it all in the name of a fair and desegregated nation. But courage comes in many forms. The movement’s success also owes the diverse groups that participated in making this moment possible—including Jews.

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Yitzhak Rabin: 15 Years Later

In a moving column in The New York Times, President Bill Clinton pays tribute to slain Israeli Prime Minister and peacemaker Yitzhak Rabin.  "I continue to believe that, had he lived, within three years we would have had a comprehensive agreement between the Israelis and Palestinians," Clinton writes. Let us take a moment today, the 15th anniversary of Rabin's assassination by a Jewish extremist, to consider the leadership and vision Rabin exemplified.  It is no trite matter; looking past years of anger, hatred and enmity while preparing to make considerable sacrifices to strive for a better future requires rare levels of conviction and humanity.  Many forget the vehemence with which such moves were opposed, that the Israeli right juxtaposed Rabin's face with a a Nazi uniform, that there were myriad uncertainties posed by dealing with Yasir Arafat.  Rabin famously...

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