Out Loud

  • Truth is Stranger Than Fiction

    26 April 2018

    I never would have believed the Trumpian fashion in which the prime minister would falsely accuse us of trying to “erase the Jewish character of Israel,” or that he would demand, on the basis of lies, that we be subjected to a parliamentary committee of inquiry.

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  • Celebrating the Real Israel

    19 April 2018

    Today is Israel’s Independence Day. It’s a day for us to celebrate the real Israel — not the exclusionary, narrow, ethnocentric, and increasingly-authoritarian Israel that the country’s political leaders have come to represent, but rather the beautiful, inclusive, pluralistic society that’s there on the ground, made up of real people striving to lead lives of meaning together.

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  • What to Make of the Prime Minister’s Libel?

    12 April 2018

    The days ahead will not be simple — not for Israelis who cherish democracy, not for NIF, and not for the 38,000 people seeking asylum who now find themselves in limbo — but this episode has powerfully demonstrated that we are not alone, and that when we stand together we have real power.

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  • This Passover, We Stand with People Seeking Asylum

    23 March 2018

    Next week Passover will start. Many of us will sit down at Seders and retell the story of our Exodus from Egypt. We will see ourselves as individuals who escaped bondage. And we will look at the world around us and identify the ways in which others around us are not yet free.

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  • Passover Resources

    21 March 2018

    The story of Passover — and the lessons that we draw from the story of Exodus — is at the heart of the values that connects many of us to NIF. As the Passover Seder approaches, we have collected below a series of readings and Haggadah supplements that bear special significance to us this year. We encourage you to peruse them and consider including them in your Seders.

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  • Our Moral Imperative

    8 February 2018

    When President Donald Trump first tried to implement his Muslim Ban. Americans protested. We showed up at airports. We donated to the ACLU. In Israel too we’re seeing a flurry of smart activity aimed at stopping deportations.

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