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Posts Tagged ‘gun violence’

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Guest Column: Are We Giving Our Children a Religion of Fear?

Aaron Starr Recently, synagogue sanctuaries around the community and across the country were full as a response to the horrible tragedy that occurred in Pittsburgh. It was the right response to the shooting that injured us all. It was an appropriate reaction to the murders of our brothers and sisters, to the shattering of Tree…

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Why I Protest Gun Violence

People asked me why we walked out of school on March 14. They were bewildered when we walked out a second time on April 20. They were dumbfounded to see us standing in the pouring rain with candles after Santa Fe. Every time, my answer for them was the same: We are standing here because…

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Berkeley High School students were greeted by U.S. Rep. Sander Levin, center, and his staff in Washington, D.C.

Praying With Their Feet

Detroit teens join marches in Washington, D.C., and Downtown Detroit. Continuing the legacy of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel from the great civil rights marches in the 1960s, Jews from Metro Detroit prayed with their feet here and in the nation’s capital by participating in the historic student-led March for Our Lives on March 24 calling…

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Students from Florida traveled to Washington, D.C., Feb. 21 to demand change on gun laws from legislators.

Reactions To The Latest School Shooting

Teens and community leaders want to see change come from the latest tragedy in Florida. Huntington Woods native Zach Shanbom was surprised when the fire alarm at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., went off for the second time on Feb. 14. “We’d already had a fire drill earlier, so it was odd,” said the junior.…

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