The fifth night of Chanukah was Human Rights Day. And it was a night of #VigilantLove – an event at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center in Los Angeles organized by a large coalition lead by Asians and Muslims. Originally intended as an intercultural event to commemorate the internment of Japanese-Americans and to affirm the dignity of the Syrian refugees, over several weeks the nature of the gathering changed. After San Bernardino, Vigilant Love also became a memorial for the 14 people murdered 60 miles away.
Jewschool sent Chanel Dubofsky and Lex Rofes to cover the first conference of Haaretz, Israel's leading newspaper, and New Israel Fund, the leading organization advancing democracy and social justice.
The Green Line separating Israel from the Palestinian Territories has disappeared from our maps and our consciousness. J Street is putting it back.
MASA must immediately revoke support for programs in illegal outposts -- or permit all programs to volunteer with peaceful Palestinians.
Contact your senator to oppose the anti-Syrian refugee bill "America SAFE Act," says the largest Jewish immigrant and refugee aid organization.
Jews loudly supported admitting Syrian refugees into the US -- here's what's been going around Facebook and twitter.
This collect student argues that if American students studied more outside Europe, America would care as much about the Beirut attacks as those in Paris.
HIAS is circulating a letter to be signed by American rabbis, "call[ing] on our elected officials to exercise moral leadership for the protection of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program."
The patina of bling and marketing which are brought to the enterprise by branding companies and focus groups, will eventually roll off the back of Judaism like so much dust. If we are committed to adding substantively to the building that is Judaism, as judged by future generations—we don’t get there through sparkly things and naming opportunities. We get there by doing what we’ve always done—teaching Torah, davening, keeping Shabbes, creating a more just world.