I have been active on Israel-Palestine issues since volunteering for the Shimon Peres campaign for Prime Minister in 1996, and living/working in the West Bank (Ramallah) and Northern Israel (Haifa/Shfar’am) as part of the Palestine Peace Project in 1997 and 1998. I have volunteered extensively for the New Israel Fund, the Refuser Solidarity Network and Shovrim Shtika (Breaking the Silence). I live in Washington, DC with my wife, who I met through Israel-Palestine activism, and our two sons, who attend a Jewish day school. I write for Jewschool as a way of exploring how to parent two boys who are immersed in Judaism and “the mainstream” in school from the perspectives and experiences I have developed over many years, perspectives that often leave me outside of that same mainstream.
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