by Guy Oron
(This article was originally published on Real Change and has been reprinted under an agreement.)
Progressive Jews, Palestinians, and other community members mobilized opposition to the proposed adoption of a controversial definition of antisemitism that would stigmatize criticism of Israel ahead of a Jan. 24 King County Council meeting.
Continue reading Antisemitism Definition Sparks Response From Progressive Jews
by Danielle Marie Holland
I am walking toward the tall wall of seemingly endless rows of barbed wire. I see each step of mine, the foot of a child, exposed, frail and swollen. My fingers graze the fence as I begin a frantic climb. Advancing upward, my hands are shaking as each new grasp cuts abrasions into my skin, widening and deepening with each fresh slice. My head gets light, and blood drips from my palms as I clamp down to muffle screams of pain. I hear shouting in the direction of the guard tower, followed by a gunshot. Then, another. My body freezes, my muscles are shocked. As I fall, everything turns black. Abruptly, I wake up. This is always where I wake up.
Continue reading OPINION | Never Again: Reflections on International Holocaust Remembrance Day
by Rubissa Sharona Hassan
For more than 3,000 years, Jewish people around the world have celebrated the festival of Passover. The foundation, consistency, and universality of this holiday strengthens everyone connected to its observance.
Continue reading OPINION: Passover — An Annual Reminder of Perseverance
by Patheresa Wells
The Seattle Jewish Film Festival (SJFF) celebrates its 27th year this month by screening 18 films from nine countries, all related to the theme “See + Be Seen.” The festival opened March 24, and it includes both virtual and in-person screenings held throughout the city at AMC Pacific Place, the Stroum Jewish Community Center, and the University of Washington. The festival runs through April 10.
Continue reading ‘See + Be Seen’ at the Seattle Jewish Film Festival