Authors / Jess Schwalb
Jess Schwalb was the 2019 – 2020 Jewish Currents fellow and currently lives in Chicago.
A Religious License to Discriminate?
Yeshiva University’s decision to ban a queer student club has sparked a lawsuit about discrimination at religious institutions.Jess Schwalb October 13, 2022
What a BDS-Supporting President Means for Chile’s Jewish and Palestinian Diasporas
In Chile, home to a significant Palestinian community as well as a smaller Jewish enclave, the election of leftist Gabriel Boric may galvanize a shift in the politics of Israel/Palestine.Jess Schwalb March 10, 2022
The Maccabee Task Force offers free, “progressive” trips to Israel and the West Bank to diverse undergrads. But their aim is to defeat BDS on campus.Jess Schwalb December 24, 2019
Red Line Rebellion
Hillel International has long controlled the campus conversation on Israel. A new network of independent Jewish student groups presents an inclusive alternative.Jess Schwalb July 3, 2019