Symbols and slogans take on meaning precisely because they are charged with the weight of fraught, painful, and contradictory pasts. They mean different things to different people. Respecting the power of these collisions constitutes both political good sense and common decency.
Here's a list of admirable rabbis tweeting against the AHCA today, providing a proudly Jewish religious voice of morality. Additional names welcome...
On May 22, over 400 Israelis and Americans attended an anti-Trump rally in Tel Aviv -- and another in Jerusalem -- to protest the US President's policies.
On May 22nd, protests in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem will "welcome" President Trump to Israel -- organized by Pantsuit Nation Israel, Green Course, and Democrats Abroad-Israel.
Tell Rabbi Rick Jacobs to not (literally!) stand beside Nazis at the Jerusalem Post conference, such as White House terrorism advisor Sebastian Gorka.
Shmuel Rosner misunderstands the Exodus, prioritizing national solidarity above “worn-out political debates”— and is badly mistaken.
No matter who is behind the JCC threats, something about antisemitism has changed in the US over the past year.
A lesson from Eliyahu on Mt. Carmel: sometimes neutrality is worse than just joining the wrong side.