Ask any American Jew what the Jewish National Fund does, and they will most likely answer, ‘It plants trees in Israel.’ But the reality is much more complicated.
This year will witness the reintegration, at long last, of a Jewish vision for social justice in both the Diaspora and in Israel.
Priorities for wiping out slavery in the U.S. for good? Pass critical protections and services to victims of human trafficking.
American Jewish institutions have maintained a shameful silence on the Israeli plan to build settlements in the ‘E1’ bloc, even though it is a severe blow to the two-state solution.
A mob of Israeli teens attacked four Palestinians in Jerusalem, beating them nearly to death. Jill Jacobs wants American Jews to examine our own responsibility.
Even if you don’t believe God dabbles in politics, the message of Independence Day is that rabbis have a duty to take strong stands in their communities, writes Jill Jacobs.
A few weeks ago, I gave a talk about Jewish perspectives on workers and unions at a Connecticut synagogue. Afterward, a retiree thanked me for speaking positively about unions. “I worked in the public sector my whole career,” she said. “If it weren’t for my pension, I wouldn’t be able to survive right now.”