Out Loud

  • More Violence at the Kotel

    17 November 2017

    It is up to us to reject these efforts to sideline Reform Jews – just as we’ve rejected their efforts to sideline women, Palestinian-Israelis, new immigrants, and everybody else who isn’t a part of their political constituency.

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  • Say No to Apathy

    25 September 2017

    Shira Ben-Sasson Furstenberg, Chief of Staff of New Israel Fund in Israel, tells us what she’ll be reflecting on during the Kol Nidre service.

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  • The Path of Progress

    14 September 2017

    For those of us committed to progressive values — democracy, justice, inclusion — in Israel and around the world, the events of the past year have been incredibly troubling. It’s easy to feel nothing other than fear and despair as we move into the new year. But my work in support of NIF reminds me that, despite the challenges, we are making progress in the long term.

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  • Rising to the Challenge

    31 August 2017

    If this increasing drum-beat of bad news seems familiar to you, welcome to Trump’s America and Netanyahu’s Israel, where there sometimes seems to be too many challenges to democracy and decency to contend with.

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