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Thoughts on Jewish-Muslim Engagement in the Era of Trump

by Benjamin Kweskin I AM very heartened to see several national Jewish organizations across the political and ideological spectrum supporting American Muslims, a community clearly under attack and on the defensive amid the unprecedented McCarthyite witch-hunt by the current presidential administration regime and many of its emboldened supporters. Only ten days after the new US […]

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JFREJ’s Evolution: A Conversation with Dove Kent

From the Autumn 2016 issue of Jewish Currents. JFREJ’s Marshall Meyer Risk-Taker Awards event is on December 7th in New York City. Click here for more information. JFREJ, or Jews for Racial & Economic Justice, has been a vibrant presence in New York social struggles for the past quarter of a century, in coalition with […]

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France at “War,” Round Two

by Richard Greeman THE FEAR THAT IS GRIPPING France today stands in ghastly contrast with the positive national mood during the days immediately following the horrific Nov. 13 attacks in Paris. (Please see my earlier report here.) Three weeks ago, the French people gallantly defied fear by gathering out of doors to share grief, affirm […]

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France at “War”

by Richard Greeman Montpellier, France. Tuesday November 17th. FACED WITH THE SHOCK of the bloody Friday the 13th attacks in Paris, the overall reaction of the French people (and media) was humane, peaceful, in a spirit of unity and solidarity. Muslim religious leaders gathered at the Grand Mosque in Paris to denounce the attacks and […]

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Kibitznik's Choice: Jews Against Islamophobia

Remember our friend (I use that word as sarcastically as possible) Pamela Geller? You know, the one who put up the ads in the transit systems of several cities that read, “In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel, defeat Jihad.” Well, she’s at it again, this […]

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Kibitznik's Choice: Jews For Racial and Economic Justice

by Alyssa Goldstein Last week I told you all about the Boston Workmen’s Circle, but this week’s Jewish organization is great for those of you in New York. Jews for Racial and Economic Justice has numerous worthy campaigns to combat Islamophobia, work for affordable housing, and fight for justice for domestic workers. They press prominent […]

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