Birthright must ensure that young pro-Israel, anti-occupation American Jews like me know if we are still welcome on their program – and welcome in Israel.
Casting Israel’s Haredim as some sort of Black Peril bent on creating an oppressive theocracy is loony.
The sacrifice of a lamb by Jewish religious nationalists was an awkward reminder of the tight spot Benjamin Netanyahu’s government is in as it tries to balance the competing religious claims over arguably the world’s most combustible shrine.
President Obama’s former liaison to the American Jewish Community sounds off on the Trump Administration’s intentional alienation of Jews.
Experience with an anti-Semitic high school bully wound up making her a better leader.
Over thousands of years, the Dead Sea’s sediment and its trapped olive pollen built into layers meters thick. This is the memory of the land, trapped in sediment. In this memory, we also glimpse the future.
IfNotNow and Black Lives Matter, for all their obvious differences, are both manifestations of a generational political awakening that holds tremendous promise. America — and the American Jewish community — badly needs the change they’re trying to bring. Older progressives like myself can help that process by offering our admiration, our support, and yes, sometimes our criticism, too.
The Jewish community worldwide is broken into pieces. There’s no reason to expect our favorite Jewish holiday will be exempt.
What is the future of the organization given the pro-Israel environment on the Hill and in The White House?
The millennial activism that has spawned IfNotNow stems not from the hopes that Obama inspired, but from disillusionment with what he failed to achieve.
Given Netanyahu’s legal troubles, the Trump administration should prepare for the possibility that Israel may have a new prime minister.
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