The aftermath of Charlottesville has left marginalized communities across the country traumatized.
Jewish Americans need our leaders to stand against the normalization of anti-Semitic behavior and rhetoric in progressive communities.
When the value of Jewish resources exceeds the value of Jewish life, the tables have almost always turned toward genocide.
It is ironic that, while my professional pursuit in life is building and empowering Jewish communities, I have not found one I can truly call my own.
What started as a dream is now a thriving group of brilliant and strong leaders, activists, volunteers, and organizers.
Since Donald Trump’s presidential declaration that he will continue pursuing corporate profit over Indigenous rights, it is imperative that Jewish groups and individuals continue to show up to support the Water Protectors at Standing Rock.
We must stand in solidarity with all people who may be threatened by the government’s wrongful attempts to abridge the safety, liberty, or dignity of our neighbors and one another, by using all the spiritual, political and intellectual resources we possess.
Now, more than ever, the American Jewish community must call on our country’s elected officials to ensure that vulnerable populations of all ethnic and religious backgrounds are offered refuge in time of need.
A massive organized movement is making history across the country — and you probably haven’t heard about it.
The problem with the BLM platform, released last week, isn’t the couple of paragraphs on Israel, it’s the 37,000 other words on America.