I recently joined a rally to protest the horrific conditions at Rikers’ Island, where 14 people, all awaiting trial, have died in the past year. I walked away in tears at the pain of these families and individuals, and angered yet again by the racist structures that put a disproportionate number of people of color in prison. Yet I also left inspired to continue fighting for the United States to become a country committed to equity, and to the safety and dignity of everyone who lives here.
“The attacks aimed at Rep. Omar are beyond the pale,”
The classic model of the one brave charismatic leader—usually a man—may be convenient for media, but it is the wrong model.
If you’re a progressive — and we New York Jews largely are — then Cynthia Nixon is your candidate.
“We cannot allow fringe groups to capitalize on our halo,” said Jonathan Greenblatt of the ADL.
— A letter calling on Israel to end the military occupation of the West Bank and lay the groundwork for a Palestinian state was delivered o…
While Trump lambasts Palestinians for making payments to convicted terrorists, a Jewish group is under criticism for doing the same for its kind.
NEW YORK (JTA) — Eighteen rabbis were arrested at a protest of President Donald Trump’s refugee ban in front of the Trump International Hotel in New York City. The rabbis, who had gathered as part of a conference hosted by T’ruah, the rabbis’ human rights group, were arrested for obstructing traffic in front of the…
Some settlers are hopeful that Donald Trump will help them pressure their cause in the Israeli government.
Stop acting like this new presidency is business as usual, Isaac Luria writes. Cozying up to power won’t help Jews — or anyone else — this time.