Economic Justice Category

Each year at Jewish Youth for Community Action (JYCA), we choose a couple of issues to focus on to fulfill our mission: to make a very close community for Jewish high school students in the California Bay Area, while learning about and working on social issues that affect us in our communities. This year, we […]

While the internet, Facebook and Twitter grant us a global connection, the focus on our local communities remain integral, necessary and vital to Jewish identity. That’s at least one message that Yiddishkayt and Jewish Artists Initiative are bringing to Los Angeles this Passover through this Ashkenazi seder celebration. This Thursday, April 2nd, they’ll be hosting […]

This blew my mind.

now, the statue of limitations on all of our semi-rational exuberance over the symbolism of the current presidency has not yet run out. i figure, based on my friends and family, that it has somewhere between three and nine months left. so i’m not expecting anyone to do anything about this right now. once the memories of the election-night street parties are a little bit more faded, though, it’ll be useful to have these pieces of information ready to hand.

Mr. Fischbach is Professor of History, Randolph-Macon College and the author of Jewish Property Claims Against Arab Countries (Columbia University Press (August 2008). Michael Fischbach‘s review of his own book is disturbing. Not so much because it has bias, or lacks factual data. It is disturbing because it brings to light another situation concerning the […]

Ayala stood excited in front of more then one hundred people in a special poetry and music support event that was host and organized by the two poets and activists, Mati Shemoelof and Almog Behar. (photo taken by Moti Kikyon. from right to left: Mati Shemoelof and Almog Behar) The event took place at the […]

(apologies to those who aren’t living in new york city – this is an event announcement) (it seems like there are many more radical purim extravaganzas going on all over the country, though, and i’m posting this announcement in part to encourage folks to think big and exciting for next year…) this year’s eighth-or-so edition […]

After the Writers’ Strike

In: Arts and Culture, Economic Justice, Writing

After a hundred days of protest, the Writers Guild of America is returning to work. Does the negotiated agreement constitute a “win” or a “loss” for the labor union, for the television networks, for consumers of art? There is much disagreement and debate. The effects ripple out to tens of thousands of people, and will […]

Dirt Cookies

In: Economic Justice, Food, Recipe

“Charlene, 16 with a 1-month-old son, has come to rely on a traditional Haitian remedy for hunger pangs: cookies made of dried yellow dirt from the country’s central plateau….at about 5 cents apiece, the [dirt] cookies are a bargain compared with food staples. About 80 percent of people in Haiti live on less than $2 […]

This Tu B’Shvat, 60 Seattle-ites gathered to reclaim and re-direct another Jewish tradition. Using the Jewish Voice for Peace Tu B’Shvat Haggadah for Healing and Reparation, the Seattle Chapter of JVP kicked off a new national campaign: Trees of Reconciliation. With the goal of planting 3000 trees in the Jenin-Nablus-Salfit triangle of the occupied West […]