On Monday, May 25th, officials from North Korea claimed they had conducted a nuclear test, leading to widespread condemnation and forthcoming additional sanctions.
Before the official announcement was made, however, 23 seismic monitors in the region had already detected the impact of the relatively small explosion. In the weeks to come, sensors that detect radioactive particulates and noble gases will confirm the nuclear test. Further confirmation...Read More
...Priest and prophet alike, they all act falsely, They offer healing offhand for the wounds of My people, Saying "Peace, peace," when there is no peace.-Jeremiah 6:13-14 (and 8:10-11)
Recently I was invited to speak at a conference on "Discovering and Accepting the Other," at Nes Ammim, a Christian community tucked among the avocado and banana orchards just south of...Read More
Earlier this week, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu visited and met with President Obama as well other member of the Administration, Congress, and Jewish community, including RAC Director David Saperstein.
Ahead of this visit, a group of Jewish, Christian and Muslim leaders, including heads of more than 25 national religious organizations, wrote a letter to President Obama. Their letter commends Obama's commitment to making Arab-Israeli-Palestinian peace a high priority of his Presidency, strongly...Read More
We have been running a series of two-day seminars for participants in pluralistic pre-army preparatory programs ("leadership academies") that have become popular in recent...Read More
As you probably know (especially if you've been keeping up with Court Day on the RACblog!), Supreme Court Justice David Souter announced a few weeks ago that he'd be retiring from the court at the end of the term. For activists and advocates, this has meant a scramble to guess who President Obama will nominate and how we'll feel about the nominee.
Rabbi David Saperstein, director of the RAC, has an op-ed published in the Jewish Telegraphic Agency this week titled "Speak Up for (a) Justice." In it, he encourages the American Jewish community to become...Read More