As America continues its intensified reckoning with questions of racial justice, parents and educators are keenly aware of the need to speak to children about race in ways that feel authentic and relatable. The Jewish community can look to Yiddish literature for models of antiracist storytelling that took shape long before the storied alliances of the 1960’s civil rights movement. In one key episode, one of the most beloved characters in Yiddish children’s literature proves himself susceptible to unexamined bias and offers a model of how to overcome it.
Inspired by Black Lives Matter, Israelis protest police brutality
Such an absurd demand — “Change your shoes or we’ll kill you!” — but it’s the Talmud showing how an oppressive society can crush its minorities.
“While everybody’s in the mood to talk about human rights, this is what happens EVERYDAY in Palestine, paid for by our taxpayer dollars.”
Boots on the ground the last few hours, and the scene is more devastating and horrific than you can imagine from the photos.
On Monday night, Minneapolis witnessed a lynching. A white police officer murdered George Floyd, and the video left no doubt of what had happened.
“It is inherently wrong to aggressively police one group of people, yet ignore another group that commits the same infraction.”
Ben Faulding, who is black and Jewish, said the clerk who called the cops on him reported that he was armed.
“We’re in the middle of a large, historic thing,” Kalven said. “We could end up in a worse place rather than a better place.”
Rabbi Liz Goldstein is deeply disturbed by how Donald Trump and his policing policies show little concern for the value of certain peoples’ lives.