Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) answers "What does it mean to be Jewish?" in our latest #0dot2 video. The Congressman proudly represents Maryland's 8th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. The district includes the B'nai B'rith Homecrest House senior housing campus in Silver Spring.
He is a Senior Whip for the Democratic Caucus, the Vice-Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, and a Vice Chair for the Congressional Progressive Caucus. He also serves on the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee and the Committee on House Administration.
Rep. Raskin has been a constitutional law professor at American University Washington College of Law for more than 25 years and is the bestselling author of "Overruling Democracy: the Supreme Court versus the American People" and "We the Students: Supreme Court Cases for and About Students".
Prior to being elected to Congress in 2016, Rep. Raskin was a Maryland State Senator and the Maryland Senate Majority Whip. In his decade as a State Senator, he won a reputation for building coalitions in Annapolis to deliver landmark policy accomplishments.
B'nai B'rith International has launched the Zero.Dot.Two Initiative (#0dot2) as a part of its 175th anniversary to discuss ideas around Jewish identity, to educate social media users about Judaism as a proactive way to combat anti-Semitism and to promote the Jewish connection to the State of Israel through the voices of many online influencers. With approximately 14.4 million Jewish individuals alive today, we represent approximately 0.2 percent of global citizens.
To learn more about this project and hear voices from other Jewish influencers, please visit this link.
B'nai B'rith has launched the Zero.Dot.Two Initiative (#0dot2) ahead of its 175th anniversary to discuss ideas around Jewish identity, to educate social media users about Judaism as a proactive way to combat anti-Semitism and to promote the Jewish connection to the State of Israel through the voices of many online influencers.