[pullquote align=right] While many cities held annual LGBTQ Pride parades, some held “anti-sharia” protests. [/pullquote]Queer AND religious. Two facts of my identity that live in
What do we do when we feel like Gd owes us teshuva?
A lot of people in the Jewish community have been talking about whether “Radical Islam” played a role in the Pulse Massacre. “Radical Islam” did
Your terrorism in Orlando cannot stop us from tearing down the barriers between love and faith, secular and religious. You cannot stop love.
Tonight…the 5th of Adar, is the 20th yahrzeit of Sara Duker and Matt Eisenfeld, z”l, budding young scholars and idealists who were killed in a Hamas bus bombing in Jerusalem at ages 22 and 25, respectively….Their rich, elegant, delicate, supple manifestation of love of Torah and cultivation of intentional personalities of kindness, joy, endless responsibility, and empathic curiosity left an indelible imprint on many of us who have tended integrated lives of Torah, feminism, and social responsibility. In time for the yahrzeit, my brother, Rabbi Edward Bernstein, Matt’s classmate in yeshiva and JTS rabbinical school, published a precious new volume of Matt and Sara’s…Jewish writing…Entitled Love Finer than Wine: The Writings of Matthew Eisenfeld and Sara Duker, it gives a deep, broad, and intimate picture of two pioneering young Jewish adults and spiritual personalities whose young lives a generation ago blazed the trail for much of the best of today’s Jewish landscape. For this 20th yahrzeit, I am posting here a piece I wrote ten years ago and circulated among friends for the 10th yahrzeit, which also coincided with Parashat Terumah. May their memory be a blessing.
Petition: After the Paris and Beirut attacks, we call as Jews on Obama and Kerry to immediately expand the number of refugees the United States accepts.
The Jewschool community stands in solidarity with the Jerusalem LBGTQ community in response to the terrorist attack at the Pride Parade.
Crossposted from Moriel’s personal blog, The Leftern Wall, where you can find his prose and poetic writing about Israel-Palestine, the Occupation, non-violent resistance, and more.
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
So says Larry Derfner – he was canned for a blog post he wrote (now removed) titled “The awful, necessary truth about Palestinian terror.” Apparently, a lot