Responsa

Responsa is an editorial column written by members of the Jewish Currents staff and reflects a collective discussion.
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On Loving Jews
For Jews engaged in Palestine solidarity work, what might be gained by refusing excommunication from our own communities?
Arielle Angel September 13, 2021
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How Not to Fight Antisemitism
By appropriating the right’s strategy on antisemitism, the Jewish left has trapped itself in an empty discourse—and a counterproductive pose of victimhood.
The Editors April 5, 2021
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Democrats Can’t Win Without the Left
Leftists recognize the need to work in coalition with liberals to fight the right. It’s time for liberals to reciprocate.
Mari Cohen November 13, 2020
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Justice You Shall Pursue
The religious tenor of public mourning for RBG reveals a conflation of Jewishness with American liberalism, which forecloses the possibility of reckoning with either.
The Editors October 9, 2020
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The Struggle Begins at Home
Reimagining housing as the ground shifts under our feet
The Editors September 29, 2020
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No One Is Well
To respond to the coronavirus crisis, we must fight to replace the logics of capitalism with the logics of care.
Arielle Angel March 18, 2020
Menorah Lighting
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Envisioning Solidarity
What would a meaningful response to the recent spate of attacks on Orthodox Jews look like?
The Editors January 6, 2020
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Meditations in an Emergency
On climate change, the Holocaust, and messianic time
Ari M. Brostoff November 7, 2019
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Dual Disloyalty
Who do Jewish institutions actually serve?
Jacob Plitman August 13, 2019
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Toward a Candid Confrontation
On the Women’s March, antisemitism, and accountability.
Jewish Currents Editorial Board January 14, 2019
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On an Emerging Diasporism
The simultaneous crises of the Trump presidency in America and the ongoing rightward radicalization of Israel are fueling a Diasporic revival. Where might it take us?
Jacob Plitman April 16, 2018