The vulnerability I feel as an Ashkenazi Jew to anti-semitism resembles that felt by people of color when they encounter the police.
While I appreciate the Senate's gesture and statement, I am also distrustful. Throughout history, the main way anti-Semitism has functioned has been for people in true positions of power to pick off the Jews to use as their scapegoats, fig leaves and shields to protect them from opposition from the main targets...
Rabbi Jason Kimelman-Block reminds us not to retreat and be silent in the face of the new wave of the Muslim Ban -- and to stand up and fight back.
It feels like every day there’s another attack on the Jewish community. Another cemetery with overturned headstones in the news, another slew of bomb threats called in to terrify JCCs—our nursery schools! Our children! This heated political climate is bringing out a kind of hatred that is more dangerous and violent than...
The election of Donald Trump and the rise of the #JewishResistance movement has led to an amazing outpouring of Torah -- #TorahForTheResistance.
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.
There is such hatred in this world. Spiteful cowards, full of anger, commit vandalism, knocking over headstones in the dark, disrespecting our memories. Bitter, mean-spirited people make phone calls to JCCs, inconveniencing two year olds and scaring their families and teachers. What kind of angry, hateful person picks on two year olds?...
Today, Bernie Sanders at the J Street conference received wild ovation for his denunciation of Trump and assertion of the two-state solution.
Over the past month, I’ve had the pleasure of collaborating with some seriously talented people. This video is but a taste of what we have planned. If you’re in Los Angeles this Purim, do join us for a topical, Hamilton-inspired Purim spiel. See you there!
This week's Torah portion, Mishpatim, shows how justice and injustice can operate simultaneously in a colonial context. Perhaps it also reveals how injustice can be dismantled.