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Nu, let’s get to work

I’ll gladly leave the problematic power dynamics and historical inaccuracies of Leida Snow’s piece in the Forward to the very able responses already published. I just want to ask about one thing. When Ms. Snow writes that “the American legacy…

From the depths I call to you

Editor’s Note: This post is the fourth in Jewschool’s series of reflections on Judaism, Jewish identity, race and the events in Ferguson.  Maharat Rori Picker Neiss serves as the Director of Programming, Education, and Community Engagement at Bais Abraham Congregation…

The Heroes We Won't Hear

Max Socol is a Jewish educator and political activist in Raleigh, NC. With so many remembrances of the Freedom Summer published in the Jewish press over the last month, it seems strange to say that something was missed. But it’s…

'The Proper Zionist Response'

Ha’aretz reported today that Israeli housing minister, Uri Ariel supported the government’s decision to announce the green light for 1500 new settlement homes in occupied territories in response to the formation of a Palestinian unity government. Apparently he called the…

Occupy the language

x-posted to Justice in the City One young man in Zuccoti Park in New York, part of the Occupy Wall Street encampment, holds up a sign which boldly declares: “We’re here, we’re unclear, get used to it.” This tongue in…

Daniel Sieradski