By Andres Spokoiny American Jews are anxious. Antisemitism and Judeophobia, which didn’t used to be overriding concerns in the daily lives of Jewish Americans - and of Jewish leadership and organizations - now dominate the public communal discourse. This piece doesn’t see … [Read more...] about Want to Fund a Response to Antisemitism? Here’s What To Do – and What Not to Do
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By Sarah Mali
[Presented at the Makom Israel Educators Conference, Jerusalem, November 2018]
On the porch of the shared adult living area we sat. My husband and I were attending a Jewish professionals retreat in America as Israel educators. A couple who had been given a … [Read more...] about What is the Adaptive Work for Israelis and Americans?
A Story and Three Reflections for Yom Ha’atzmaut
By Gary Wexler Several of my close friends’ children who are in their late 20s and early 30s - graduates of day schools; alums of Jewish camps, Israel trips and junior years abroad at Tel Aviv and Hebrew Universities; former Birthright trip leaders; recipients of every s … [Read more...] about Can We Separate the Soul of Israel From Its Politics?
By Cheryl Moore Six weeks after the Tree of Life massacre, our neighborhood of Squirrel Hill is still in shock. You can hear it in the muted tones of conversations and see it in the pained faces. We still can’t quite believe that brutal violence took the lives of our loved o … [Read more...] about The Reality of Antisemitism in America
By Rabbi Arthur (Avraham Yizhak) Green There is not much that all of us Jews seem to have in common. We are of the right and left, loving Bibi and despising Bibi, Orthodox and secular, committed to two-state and one-state solutions, and all the rest. So let me try this on for … [Read more...] about American Jews After Pittsburgh: Where Do We Stand?