In the third episode of the comedy web series "Ac'tiv•ist," the group holds a big protest and Sam takes Phil to an exciting event.
Mugged at gunpoint, Eli Ungar-Sargon reflects afterwards on race, God, safety and prayer.
In the second episode of the comedy web series "Ac'tiv•ist," Sam enjoys her campaign's new-found success -- until she meets the new volunteers.
Aspiring student organizer Samantha Rushbad grapples with the simultaneously inspiring, mind-numbingly banal, infuriatingly stupid, and downright absurd nature of campus activism as she starts a campaign to force her college to divest from Israel. As Sam steps ever-further into the labrynthine world of activism, she must also deal with her mother, love interest, teachers, and friends who fail to understand her activist life.
And yet, in the Biblical Pesach story, Rasha is not left behind. The entire Jewish community -- the wise, the wicked, the simple, and those who don’t know how to ask -- cross the red sea together. And together they wander for forty years, diasporic and free, a group filled with doubters and dissenters and rebels. In other words, questioning the Jewish community does not mean that we are separating ourselves from it. We question not from a place of distance but from a place of caring, engagement, and connection. And efforts to keep out the challengers, to blunt our teeth, are doomed to fail.
This week nearly 500 #IfNotNow members joined #LiberationSeder actions across the country calling on American Jewish institutions to end their support for the occupation.
Fundamentalist/Evangelical Christians are invoking (their misunderstood version of) Jewish law as a means to further their interests. Namely, they’re exploiting Jews and Jewish law in order to gain support for discrimination. And with Passover on the horizon, these references are become more pointed - and more uncomfortable.
The attacks on Simone Zimmerman are just like those against those of us who first embraced the two-state solution, says Breira founder Bob Loeb.
We call upon those who claim to speak for the American Jewish community to recognize that our community contains a multiplicity of voices.