Ben Murane, aka Kung Fu Jew, is President and a Senior Editor of Jewschool and has spent ten years with the most innovative Jewish initiatives at the intersections of Israel, justice, prayer, and young leadership. He is a Dorot Fellow alumnus and a martial arts practitioner.
His views and those of Jewschool do not represent those of his current or past affiliations.
On Tuesday, over 500 young Jews joined a Boston rally against white supremacy at the site of the Boston Holocaust Memorial's second vandalization.
Over 130 Jewish leaders signed a letter in solidarity with Muslim American leader Linda Sarsour -- and have raised over $11,000 towards her security.
Friday, Israeli pop star Noa's Detroit concert was canceled due to threats of violence by Jewish right-wingers, according to a statement on her Facebook.
Jewish grassroots groups are mobilzing today in objection to a speech today by Trump at Holocaust Memorial Museum ceremony in Washington, DC.
Four hundred Jews, Muslims, and others attended a public Passover “Seder in the Streets” on the steps of New York City Hall, organized by JFREJ.
Yesterday, Jewish supporters of Black Lives Matter marched into Grand Central to support the family of Ramarley Graham, killed five years ago by police.
Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg explained in 34 tweets the history of anti-Semitism, privilege, and its place with other racisms today. Ron Kampeas added 21 more.
Today, Bernie Sanders at the J Street conference received wild ovation for his denunciation of Trump and assertion of the two-state solution.