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A Jewish Grandson Remembers His Grandmother, A Holocaust Survivor

By Joey Spitz | April 9, 2021

Barisāl By Joey Spitz, Portland, Maine My grandmother, Heddy Spitz, was born Sarah Henyu Smilovic. To me though, she was Bubbie. Born October 20, 1920 in Munkacs, a small Czechoslovakian town…

#WeRemember: We were all in Egypt. We were all at Sinai. Were we all at Auschwitz?

By Erica Nadelhaft | April 5, 2021

recherche site de rencontre gratuit sans inscription But the amount of suffering in the world is so immense, how do I do this and not despair? I used to remind myself of the saying in Pirkei Avot: “you are not obligated to finish the work of healing the world, but neither are you allowed to desist from it.” And that was enough.

#StopAsianHate: How to Help Without Harming

By Marpheen Chann | March 25, 2021

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HHRC Resource List: COVID-19 and Anti-Asian Racism and Xenophobia

By HHRC | March 19, 2021

hastily Anti-Asian Racism and Xenophobia Resources Erica Lee’s America for Americans: A History of Xenophobia in the United States Fear of disease often used to argue xenophobia and racism Teaching Tolerance…

Marwa Hassanien: ‘December an opportunity to teach about our beautiful, diverse world.’

By HHRC | December 21, 2020

In this holiday season, while lights, decorated homes, gifts, and festivities dominate December due to Christmas, it is important to keep in mind that many other religious and cultural holidays…

What is Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights?

By Erica Nadelhaft | December 15, 2020

Hanukkah evokes light. Light that burns; light hat did not go out even when there was not enough. Light that illuminates some of the darkness. Light that stands against oppression and discrimination and suffering. Today’s world feels dark. Not as dark as it has been in Jewish history, but dark nonetheless. But the candles have been lit and will continue to be lit and from each window a little that light will shine.

On This Day: Maine Newspapers React to Kristallnacht, Violent Nazi Anti-Jewish Campaign

By Erica Nadelhaft | November 10, 2020

Kristallnacht was not hidden. In the days that followed the November 9th violence against the Jews of Germany, newspapers around the world reported on and responded to what had happened.…

Racism is Not a Partisan Issue

By Facing History | November 10, 2020

Posted by Charles Thomas Lai FitzGibbon on October 30, 2020 on Facing History and Ourselves During this election season, educators are navigating conversations with their students about politics, race, and racism in…

Teaching the 2020 Election: What Will You Do on Wednesday?

By HHRC | November 3, 2020

As Election Day approaches, educators should prepare to support students no matter the result.

The Black Lives Matter Movement Goes Beyond Black and White

By Teaching Tolerance | October 30, 2020

BY SARAH SAID, published October 15, 2020 on Teaching Tolerance I am not Black; I am a Middle Eastern Muslim woman who wears hijab. Although Middle Eastern Muslims face bias…