By reframing the Chevrah Kaddish as an opportunity rather than an obligation, we have formed a holy community that includes all members of the community who each participate at their own comfort level, from the very young to the very old. Some of our members became involved when they came to make...
Serving in the Chevra Kaddisha, Jewish Funeral Practices Committee, is an important honor and part of being a Jew. Various roles are available, for various people with various needs and availability. Join now!
Open Hillel calls on Hillel International to withdraw its endorsement of Kenneth Marcus, Donald Trump’s nominee for Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights in the Department of Education.
Our observance shouldn’t be limited to studying Jewish involvement in the Civil Right Movement (we see you, Freedom Riders). Black History Month isn’t about patting “white saviors” on the back but rather about celebrating the accomplishments of African-Americans.
Acclaimed Ladino singer Sarah Aroeste opens up about her music, Sephardic culture and why she's leading a Jewish heritage tour to Macedonia.
It is in this sense that we can understand why JFREJ has chosen to call their pamphlet An Offering to Our Movement. The authors hope to provide both Jews and non-Jews on the left a means to theorize antisemitism that will allow them to confront it confidently in both speech and action,...
This piece was originally posted by the American Jewish Peace Archive. Photo is of Grace Gleason, Moran Zamir and Aliza Becker on May 30, 2017 in Jerusalem. Moran Zamir is an Israeli activist with Combatants for Peace (CFP), a joint Jewish-Arab initiative founded in 2002, which brings together Israeli and Palestinian former...
This year, we must think carefully about Tu BiShvat’s call. We must think about all of those in our sightlines who are being prevented from planting their roots, the ones who are being denied the most essential human experience of building something permanent, of building something that is forever.
We harm the black community - Jewish and not - when we appropriate black culture. We reinforce the idea of black culture as a commodity to be sampled, mocked, and tossed aside when we're finished.
MLK Day #TorahForTheResistance: Is Putting One’s Life on the Line to Stand Up to Oppression a Jewish Value?
Willingness to make the ultimate sacrifice is, indeed, a Jewish sensibility. However, it is a sensibility that is carefully limited.