Thursday, May 6, 2021


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Cambria Gordon’s Book Reminds Us of Our Destiny

While “The Poetry of Secrets” helps us understand oppression, it is never the downer it could be.

Beware the 1619-ing of American Jewry

While the pain of the testimonials about racial discrimination is searing and demanding our attention, and while some of the essays were more hopeful about healing, many of these materials were not invitations to thoughtful discussion, but to a reprogramming.

St. Louis Couple Who Aimed Guns at Black Lives Matters Protesters Had Run-Ins With a Local Synagogue

Patricia and Mark McCloskey have clashed Reform synagogue next door.

Auschwitz Museum Says Preserved Historic Site Is Different From Statues Honoring Controversial Figures

(JTA) — The Auschwitz Memorial and Museum waded into the current debate over tearing down statues of historical figures, noting that there’s a difference...

Auschwitz Museum Says Preserved Historic Site Is Different From Statues Honoring Controversial Figures

“We can see a lot of ‘Auschwitz’ mentions recently,” the museum tweeted on Sunday.

Family of Biracial Jewish Woman Set on Fire in Wisconsin Thanks Public for ‘Overwhelming Outpouring of Support’

There is now a $10,000 reward for anyone who can provide police with information that leads to the arrest of the attackers.

Black Lives Matter Demonstrators in DC Chant ‘Israel, We Know You, You Murder Children, Too’

Chants also alternated between “Black lives matter!” and “Palestinian lives matter!”

Chaotic but Non-Violent Anti-Israel Demonstration Outside Israeli L.A. Consulate

“My biggest concern is these guys like to mix things — to take the surfboard and catch the wave of Black Lives Matter.”

Education at Home: Online Anti-Racist Resources Available for All Ages

To combat hate and bigotry, education is key, and thankfully, there is a plethora of resources available, especially online.

Rep. Ted Lieu Discusses Race, Israel and 2020 Elections With IKAR Rabbi Sharon Brous

“We need to continue to have a strong U.S.-Israel relationship,” Lieu said. “That doesn’t mean that we need to agree with everything the Israeli government is doing."

Who is George Soros? What Do All The Conspiracy Theories Around Him Mean?

The author of “The Influence of Soros: Politics, Power, and the Struggle for an Open Society,” breaks it down.

Jews Are Standing With Communities of Color. Will Communities of Color Stand With Jews?

Why is prejudice against Jews so often is dismissed as a separate and lesser societal concern?

My Black and Jewish Identity Cannot – And Will Not – Be Separated

Black lives matter unconditionally, not only when they can be conveniently commodified and misrepresented to attack Jews.

Thinking of How I Teach My Black, Jewish Daughters About This Moment in History

My family was the only Black family in our synagogue, and I didn’t have adult Jews of Color to look up to.

Gamal J. Palmer Uses His Black, Jewish and Gay Identities to Fight for Change

Gamal J. Palmer is an actor, storyteller, activist, TedX speaker, lecturer and the current senior vice president at The Jewish Federation of Greater Los...

Jewish Progressive Mike Feuer Runs for Los Angeles Mayor Amid Civil Unrest

"I want to be an architect of building a city that doesn’t just get back to normal, but is more equitable."

Nearly 7,000 People Attend Juneteenth Shabbat Commemoration

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery on June 19, 1865, in Texas. Last...

Kaddish for Black Lives

This original message was published Friday, June 19 by the Jewish Multiracial Network. It has been republished with permission. This Friday night Shabbat coincides with Juneteenth, the...

Defunding the Police Means Reclaiming Safety

The ultimate safety of all communities, including the Jewish community, will not come from relying on a militarized police force.

Amid a National Reckoning Over Race, Jews are Embracing Juneteenth

Juneteenth has experienced a surge of interest this year amid nationwide protests against racial injustice.

Trump Campaign Uses Nazi Symbol to Slam Antifa

President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign pushed back against claims that it knowingly used a Nazi symbol in an ad.

How This Iconic Yiddish Song Became an Anthem for Black Americans

“Eli, Eli,” is a Yiddish song first popularized in the 1920s.

Don’t Let the Anti-Semites Hijack Black Lives Matter

We cannot overlook the virus of Jew-hatred when it infects a movement we should be proud to be a part of. 

Reckoning with Race

Racism is a precondition to genocide, but genocide is not always the end point of racism.

As Historic Jewish Neighborhoods Were Looted, This Group Sprang into Action

A Jewish security group in Los Angeles sprang into action in the wake of the protests that led to looting after the death of George Floyd in police custody.  

BDS Pits Jewish and Black Communities Against Each Other Amid George Floyd Protests

Once again, this tragic incident has been politicized by anti-Israel supporters.

‘Dirty Jews’ Shout Protesters at Paris Rally Against Police Racism

Police are investigating after multiple participants were heard shouting “dirty Jews” at a demonstration in Paris.

Calls to Defund the Police Put Jewish Institutions in a Tough Position

Jewish organizations have a history of working closely with law enforcement, and many see police as friend rather than foe.

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