Out Loud

  • Say No to Apathy

    25 September 2017

    Yom Kippur invites us to move between our need to improve our ways as individuals and as a community. This journey is in the heart of the Yom Kippur liturgy. You do not have to be crazy warriors of justice. Each and every one will find the issue that bothers them the most. There are plenty.  Make a Jewish New Year’s resolution that will not let you slip into indifference. Fight against the occupation, for gender equality, against sexual abuse, for workers’ rights, against racism, for pluralistic Judaism – you name it.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Even In Moments of Violence

    27 July 2017

    In moments when violence threatens to overtake everything else, it is too easy to lose sight of the reality that, in the long run, it is the actions of the many individuals who make up Israeli civil society that are the best hope for realizing an Israel that is at peace both at home and with its neighbors.

  • Eulogy for Bill Goldman

    19 July 2017

    Bill’s death is a shattering loss for his family, his friends, and all of the circles in which he moved. One of these circles was the NIF community. Those of us who were lucky enough to know him, really, really loved him. A great light has gone out. Zekher tzadik livrakha: may your memory be for a blessing.

  • Mr. Netanyahu Visits the Galilee

    22 June 2017

    The people of Tzfat now know what Ms. Mualem knows, and what Mr. Netanyahu may be learning, that when it comes time to stand up for our values, NIF is everywhere.

  • We Won’t Lose Focus

    8 June 2017

    Too much of the conversation around the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War and the start of the occupation is a distraction from the issues that threaten Israel.

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