Thursday, August 25, 2016 Av 21, 5776
By:
Rabbi Melissa Klein
In the spirit of the Passover theme of liberation, three Philadelphia rabbis urge the community to learn more about staggering prison statistics and accompanying issues of racial discrimination.
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By:
Sara Greenberg
A speaker at the recent “What It Means to be Pro-Israel” event in Philadelphia says pro-Israel students need the support of pro-Israel campus groups to speak out against injustices inolving Israel they may witness on campus.
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By:
Alan Baker, JTA
The oft-used phrase does not accurately reflect the status of the areas it purports to describe, writes Alan Baker, a former Israeli Foreign Ministry legal counsel and former ambassador to Canada.
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By:
Jessica Montell, JTA
Objections to the phrase “occupied territories” ignore the reality on the ground, writes Jessica Montell, executive director of B’Tselem.
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By:
Zara Mellits
A Philly native studying in Michigan recalls her experience at a tense student government vote related to the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement inspired by an aggresive pro-Palestinian student group.
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