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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 […]

Adam Serwer over at The Root has a great new post called “The Self-Hate Hustle.” Serwer draws a parallel between divisions in Jewish communities over Israel and divisions in (U.S.) Black communities “about loyalty and authenticity.” Describing Netanyahu’s characterization of David Axelrod and Rahm Emanuel as “self-hating Jews” based on their support of a settlement […]

Check out Michelle Goldberg’s new web-only piece, “Same As It Ever Was?” up at The American Prospect. Her tagline, or more likely her editor’s tagline, for the article wonders if the “pro-Israel lobby, long seen as an immutable part of American politics, may be headed toward obsolescence.” I’m not sure if I buy that, since […]

this is basically a note to send you to a piece i’ve written for the latest issue of the Monthly Review on the origins of the current rise to visibility of jewish opposition to zionism. i hope you’ll read and enjoy – and if you disagree with me, argue here. the piece is online, at […]

i don’t love posting press releases, but as a new yorker this makes me happy. not as proud as i’d be were i in toronto, montréal, LA or san francisco, but nonetheless. after last week’s demonstration, which brought together the full range of jewish opposition to the israeli government’s war on gaza, from Women in […]

The American Jewish World Service-AVODAH partnership wants you to self-define as an activist. Last night’s Inside the Activists’ Studio conference in New York (co-sponsored by Jvoices.com) set out to celebrate every kind of social consciousness, from choosing to buy fair trade coffee to going door to door for housing rights. Well over 100 Jewish activists […]

Hit the Road, Sheldon.

In: New York, Politics, Progressive Jews

I want to share the news about a man—Paul Newell—running for NY state assembly from the 64th district. That’s right: this fierce organizer, Obama superdelegate, and longtime LES resident is telling voters that it’s time to send Sheldon Silver packing. The 32 year incumbent assembly speaker has been under fire for closed-door politics and shady […]

(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 […]

We’re joining our fabulous friends in Jewish progressive blogosphere–JewSchool, Muzzlewatch and hopefully more–in shouting out the launch of the Breaking the Silence Exhibit in the U.S. this weekend in Philadelphia. The exhibit will include photographs and video testimonies from Israeli soldiers who served in occupied territories. Their arrival to the U.S. will hopefully continue to […]

Give it up for The Jew and the Carrot who are giving us some serious holiday love, including Tu B’shvat seders in…yes, I know not surprising…New York and San Francisco. We’ve got one for you in Seattle, but definitely let us know what’s going on in your small towns, street corners, downtown bars, back roads, […]


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