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Crossposted with Shalom Rav I’m back from the national J Street Conference in DC and its been a whirlwind. There’s so much to tell, but I’m not sure I can do it any better than the myriad of bloggers who have already weighed in. For your reading pleasure, I recommend the missives from the good […]

From my op-ed in morning’s Sunday Chicago Tribune (cross-posted in Shalom Rav): The actions of the Jewish State ultimately reflect upon the Jewish people throughout the world. We in the Diaspora Jewish community have long taken pride in the accomplishments of the Jewish State. As with any family, the success of some reflects a warm light […]

Last night at 9:00pm, I wrote an email to my best friend about my trip to Ramallah last weekend, my upcoming visit to Bethlehem, and how much I desperately want to stay in Jerusalem for a second year. A few minutes later, I heard sirens; not so unusual, perhaps, but more persistent than I’m accustomed […]

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 […]

Jewish Voice for Peace JOB DESCRIPTION DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION AND OUTREACH JOB TITLE: Director of Education and Outreach SUMMARY OF POSITION: The Director of Education and Policy is responsible for providing internal and external education through a wide variety of methods that increase the ability for members, supporters and allies to support JVP’s efforts by […]

In Jack Finney’s 1954 novel The Body Snatchers, alien seed pods fall to earth, grow next to sleeping people, produce emotionless clones of their bodies, and finally destroy the original humans. It is impossible to distinguish a cloned body from the original body, except that something is behaviorally amiss: they show no facial expressions and […]

On the Defense

In: Anti-Semitism, Ideas, Peace

Last week I was on the phone with my mom while walking to Penn Station. We got into an incredibly interesting conversation about god and gender, so even after I arrived I stayed on the sidewalk to finish our conversation before I descended into the radio-free basement of Manhattan. As I stood in the waning […]

A Quality of Mercy

In: Anti-war, Imperialism, Peace, War

Sixteen years after the atom bomb was dropped on Japan, the Twilight Zone episode “A Quality of Mercy” aired in the United States. The story was set at the end of World War II and involved an American soldier who found himself more or less literally walking in the shoes of a Japanese soldier. In […]

“Let’s Talk”

In: Anti-Semitism, Israel, JVoices, Palestine, Peace

“Let’s Talk” is a new campaign from Brit Tzedek v’Shalom that urges the Bush Administration, in its final two years, to urgently promote and facilitate talks between Israel and the Palestinians, as well as Israel and Syria, and Israel and Lebanon. Along with 140 other people, I attended a Brit Tzedek panel discussion held in […]

Global Orgasm for Peace–Dec 22nd

In: Education, Peace, Sex, Social Action

Yes, you’re reading right. My sister sent this to me the other day. Why not, I believe in energy. With the knowledge that two US Anti-Submarine Fleets are en route to the Persian Gulf, an activist couple are calling for the first annual synchronized Global Orgasm for Peace.The Global Orgasm for Peace was conceived by […]


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