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Jan 31, 2019, 12:11 AM
Without Slavery and Genocide
In the last few weeks' Torah portions, we've been reading about the hundreds of years of Jewish slavery and our "Exodus" from bondage to redemption. With this closely in mind, I wanted to share this important picture and experience. I...
Dec 17, 2018, 2:02 AM
The Progressive Mask of the Imperialist EU
There is a tendency among left-wingers--particularly youth--to idolize the European Union as a liberal utopia. Bernie Sanders' remarks about Denmark in a 2016 Democratic Primary Debate is one example. But there are many others. Young left-wingers, who rightly feel...
Dec 5, 2018, 3:48 PM
In Israel’s War against Refugees, Women Are the First Casualties
The assault and murder of 13-year-old Silvana Tsegai last week by her mother's former partner brought long overdue attention to the desperate conditions for women in Israel, and asylum seeking women in particular. For over a decade, the Israeli...
Nov 12, 2018, 8:27 PM
Migrant crisis: Is it the economy? Stupid!
Eritrea's brutally repressive regime -- not a money quest -- is what drove so many Africans to seek safety in Israel
Nov 5, 2018, 1:26 PM
Xenophobia and exclusion — Israel-style
Hounding asylum-seekers may be politically expedient, but it contradicts the democratic values of equality, pluralism, and the quest for justice
Oct 14, 2018, 2:36 PM
A False Perception of Stability in Eritrea Could Risk Refugees’ Lives
This past year, Israelis fought and won a battle to protect asylum seekers in our borders. Now, it's possible Eritrean asylum seekers could face a worse threat. A few months earlier in July, Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked began to make...
Oct 2, 2018, 1:23 AM
Kibbutzim doing their part for asylum seekers
Despite high levels of anti-refugee sentiment in Israel, many Israelis have come forward to help 'the strangers among us'
Oct 1, 2018, 1:55 PM
How Muslim Refugees in Berlin Helped Me Celebrate Yamim Noraim
Amir Kashfi, IsraAID’s intern in Berlin, reflects on the Jewish High Holy Days while volunteering with asylum-seekers in refugee camps.
Ester Karen Aida
Aug 20, 2018, 10:24 PM
I’ve Never Been There: the Book of Hours
...I’ve never been in Peking, or the Summer Palace, nor stood on the great Stone Boat to watch the rain begin on Kuen Ming Lake, the picnickers running away in the grass. But I love to hear it sung; how the waterlilies fill with...
Aug 13, 2018, 3:04 PM
Justice, Justice Shall You Pursue
Rummaging through my filing cabinet this morning, I came across a yellowed clip from the Jerusalem Post, dated May 15, 1992. “Saving Terrorist Ruled a Mitzva,” the headline reads. The article, by Judy Siegel, described how then-Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi...