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Crossing the Line 2: The New Face of Anti-Semitism on Campus

Join us for a screening of Jerusalem U’s Crossing the Line 2: The New Face of Anti-Semitism on Campus with special guest speaker Chloé Valdar.  The documentary reveals the rise of anti-Israel activity and anti-Semitic rhetoric on North American university campuses, and demonstrates when reasonable criticism of Israel ‘Crosses the Line’ into anti-Semitism.

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MC Live! An Evening of Comedy

This collaborative event is hosted by seven organizations within the Jewish community, whose passion is improving quality of life to individuals with disabilities. All proceeds will benefit: Capital Camps, Friendship Circle, Bender JCC of Greater Washington, Jewish Foundation for Group Homes, Jewish Social Service Agency, Matan and Sulam.

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Steven A. Rakitt



The conjunction “and” which begins this week’s portion serves to link the Ten Commandments and the numerous laws outlined in this portion. Criminal, ethical and civil laws are intertwined, reflecting the complexity of societal interactions within the Israelite community. But, as more than one commentator points out, there are more laws in the Torah about protection of the stranger than any other, including, “You shall not wrong a stranger or oppress him, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.”