Jewish fear is real. So is Jewish solidarity -- for Jews by others, by Jews for others. And so is love. We are not alone.
On Tuesday, over 500 young Jews joined a Boston rally against white supremacy at the site of the Boston Holocaust Memorial's second vandalization.
What will it was look like to put our bodies on the line in front of violent white supremacists accountable to nothing and no one?
The launch of a dialogue series by altMuslimah and Jewschool about Jewish-Muslim solidarity in age of rising anti-Semitism and Islamophobia.
The vulnerability I feel as an Ashkenazi Jew to anti-semitism resembles that felt by people of color when they encounter the police.
While I appreciate the Senate's gesture and statement, I am also distrustful. Throughout history, the main way anti-Semitism has functioned has been for people in true positions of power to pick off the Jews to use as their scapegoats, fig leaves and shields to protect them from opposition from the main targets of their exploitation and oppression. They want to divide us Jews from other, oppressed, minority communities, making us unsympathetic of their correct claims of abuse by the power structures, until such a point that minority communities direct their rage at the more accessible Jews, rather than at the true, deep sources of their oppression. This has happened for centuries, and it's happening right now. We Jews have to resist being played as pawns in this way and maintain our solidarity with all oppressed communities, even as we take responsible measures to protect ourselves.
Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg explained in 34 tweets the history of anti-Semitism, privilege, and its place with other racisms today. Ron Kampeas added 21 more.