These two texts challenge us to pay close attention to the power dynamics involved in a hegemonic body adopting cultural products of a subordinate group. Sometimes erasure comes through restricting the minority practice of its own culture, as in Antiochus's later persecution, which we marked on Chanukah. But sometimes erasure comes through cultural appropriation, depending on a subordinate group to create culture, and then taking it and turning it from culture to artifact, from lifeline to epitaph.
Raphael’s novel, Murder Under the Fig Tree, is the second in a murder mystery series set in the West Bank, featuring a Palestinian Authority policewoman and a Jewish American Palestine solidarity activist.
Beating back over a $1 millon dollar campaign, workers vote overwhemingly to unionize at the Stamford Hilton.
Our movement was founded upon a love for Torah, God, and our sacred traditions. As future Jewish leaders who benefit from that commitment, we are ready to fight for a Jerusalem that validates and recognizes the holy Godliness in every resident.