Jessie Zel Lurie began his interview with Aliza Becker for the American Jewish Peace Archive with these words: “I am 101 years old. I still write a column for The Jewish Journal of South Florida. We next column will be out on Wednesday.” Indeed, Lurie led a long and active life until his...
As part of our #TorahForTheResistance series by young scholars and students of Judaism and rabbinics, we offer this Counting the Omer for activists.
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.
Shmuel Rosner misunderstands the Exodus, prioritizing national solidarity above “worn-out political debates”— and is badly mistaken.
Where Jewish Chakras meet Intersectionality! Mystical Jewish Background: Jewish mystics assign each day and week of the seven-week period between Passover and Shavuot a special meaning as related to the Sefirot in Kabbalah. (If you’re unfamiliar with the Sefirot, they’re kinda like Jewish chakras.) The first day of the first week is...
Counting the Omer: #TorahForTheResistance
Passover is a holiday about hope against all odds. Even if we do not know what will be, our actions matter and the seemingly-impossible can be achieved.
It just feels hard to breathe these days. So Pesach comes just in time. What can help most of all in the effort to catch your breath is the familiar -- ritual, family/friends, and the chance to think about the pressure on your lungs in new ways. Many of us will add...
#TorahForTheResistance in Parashat Tzav: we do ritual to hold space for the world's imperfection -- that's that point.
Last week wasn't the only time the Jewish Defense League wounded anti-occupation Jews and Palestinians. Peter Geffen was there in 1977 when it happened.