Today my old school Solomon Schechter is celebrating "50 years of Jerusalem reunification." They should not teach Occupation as reunification.
I worked hard to identify opportunities for my 13-year-old campers to think critically about issues like gender, and to grow. However, there was and remains a limit to the cultural changes Ramah is willing to pursue, and that limit is the occupation.
It was the end of the summer of 2014, and the Gaza war continued with horrific casualties. I stood in the hallway, just steps away from my old high school locker, folding and unfolding my staff orientation schedule. Smoothing it out, I stared down at the words "3pm-3:45pm: Israel This Summer."
The first oral history of peace activists within American Jewry interviews Sarai Aharoni, an renowned Israeli feminist and peace activist.