Why Keystone Matters

JAC Member and environmentalist explains why the Keystone XL Pipeline matters.

             I've had many friends, even like-minded, eco-friendly friends, ask me, "Why is Keystone a big deal? Isn't it just another pipeline?"

The Second Amendment: The Amendment that Supersedes All Others

The recent debate on legislation to prevent gun violence provides a clear contrast in the ideologies of the right wing agenda and the rest of the country.  In loud strident voices warning of a federal government that ultimately plans to invade homes and seize all guns, the right wing throws reason and logic out and focuses on the fears of a small base.  The gun lobby acts as if the Second Amendment were the final words from

Women’s Reproductive Rights Are A Heartbeat Away From Failing

Are you listening? Do you hear? Read my lips soon there will be no abortions in states controlled by Republican legislatures. Over the last decades, abortion rights have been chipped away. The remaining few are now being hit with a large sledge hammer. Unconstitutional laws are passed that take away a woman’s right to choose. Fetal heartbeat detection is propelling the laws. Hear a heartbeat, restrict abortion.

Rabbi Herschel Schacter Is Dead at 95; Cried to the Jews of Buchenwald: ‘You Are Free’

On the passing of Rabbi Herschel Schacter, we remember his part during the liberation of the Jewish prisoners at Buchenwald as the first Jewish chaplain to enter the camp. A beautiful rememberance notes his discovery of several children in the camp, including a teenaged Elie Weisel.