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Weekly Roundup - 5/15/23

This week: From our Rest issue, Nathan Salsburg evokes a Shabbat for all creation by setting excerpts from Perek Shirah, a mystical Jewish text, to music.

From the newsletter, senior reporter Alex Kane explores the implications of Palestinian hunger striker Khader Adnan’s death in Israeli custody. And editor-in-chief Arielle Angel responds to attempts to cancel Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s Nakba Day event, asking what it would mean for Jews to approach the Nakba with empathy.

In a new episode of our podcast On The Nose, Alex Kane marks the anniversary of Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh’s killing by discussing her life and death—and the broader context of Israeli assaults on press freedom—with Sherif Mansour from the Committee to Protect Journalists and Jennifer Zacharia, Abu Akleh’s first cousin.

A Shabbat for All Creation
Selections from Perek Shirah set to music testify to the holiness in all beings.
Nathan Salsburg
Palestinian Hunger Striker Khader Adnan’s Death: An Explainer
Responses to common questions about Adnan’s death while on hunger strike against Israeli detention, the increasingly violent aftermath, and what Adnan meant to Palestinians.
Alex Kane
How Would You Feel, Senator Rosen?
Jewish responses to a recent event commemorating the Nakba reveal a communal narcissism, which sees Palestinians’ very identity as being first and foremost about Jews.
Arielle Angel
Still No Justice for Shireen Abu Akleh

One year after the killing of Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, we examine her life and death, as well as the broader context of Israeli assaults on press freedom