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.
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.
Scores of JCCs received bombs threats. We need to build a Jewish movement that stands against anti-Jewish oppression -- and in solidarity with others too.
I saw plenty anti-semitism growing up in rural America. We must rethink how the anti-oppression movement includes us -- and how we see ourselves.
On this episode, we spoke with Liza Behrendt of JVP about CancelPinkwashing, and Jonathan Katz about Tablet Magazine's place within the Jewish media .
The institutional Jewish Community is changing course, attempting to isolate BDS activists from the progressive coalitions that support them on campuses.