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Why I wanted a place at the Iftar table

Ruth Ebenstein, an American-Israeli journalist, public speaker and peace activist, is the author of the forthcoming memoir, Bosom Buddies: How Breast Cancer Fostered an Unexpected Friendship Across the Israeli-Palestinian Divide.  Find her online at RuthEbenstein.com, on Facebook at Laugh Through Breast Cancer – Ruth…

#TorahForTheResistance: Tisha B’Av

#TorahForTheResistance is a campaign by young rabbinical and religious students about Jewish resistance to Trump through the lens of faith, Judaism, and spirituality. Read more here. Buried beneath my conscious experience of life, a dull but continual fear churns within me.  It…

The Achilles heel of the religious left

Emily Strauss is a community organizer, and a frequent contributor to New Voices, Jewish Currents, The Forward, and Lilith magazine. Despite the increasing focus on intersectionality within progressive spaces, religion is often a blind spot, causing even interfaith work to…