Editorials & Actions

Israel/Palestine

Rula Jebreal: How I’m Treated as a Minority in Israel

New York Times Minority Life in Israel By RULA JEBREAL OCT. 27, 2014 Credit Bratislav Milenkovic My mother, Zakia, was so proud that my sister and I spoke better Hebrew than Arabic. Osman, my father, believed that by achieving the highest …
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Health

A book on Caring for People With Alzheimer’s

: WHERE TWO WORLDS TOUCH   by Rev. Dr. Jade C. Angelica.    Skinner House Books. Boston, MA. 2014 Reviewed by Rabbi Richard Address              Jade Angelica introduces us to her approach to caregiving for people …
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Environment

UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Climate Assessment Nov.2, 2014

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) – Climate change is happening, it’s almost entirely man’s fault and limiting its impacts may require reducing greenhouse gas emissions to zero this century, the U.N.’s panel on climate science said Sunday. The fourth and final volume …
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Culture

Chana Bloch’s poem Potato Eaters

Chana Bloch. Photo by Peg Skorpinski Potato Eaters Chana Bloch My grandmother never did learn to write. “Making love” was not in her lexicon; I wonder if she ever took off her clothes when her husband performed his conjugal duties. She …
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Terrorism, Terrorism, Terrorism

Terrorism, Terrorism, Terrorism: The Word That Fuels Endless War Journalist Glenn Greenwald explains the importance of challenging how this powerful word is used by those who always say only describes the violence of others and never their own. by Jon Queally, …
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US Politics

Thandeka on America’s New Spiritual Pioneers

  America’s New Spiritual Pioneers An Unfolding Political Story About Emotions Lost and Found Thandeka   We are at the dawn of a new era in progressive faith and politics in America. This new era has not yet emerged because …
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Food/Hunger

The GMO Deception!

Editor’s note: The following is a note from the radio and tv show Democracy Now As voters in Oregon and Colorado head to the polls next week to decide if they support labeling laws for genetically modified organisms, on Tuesday we will …
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I actually need your help!! Yes you, who is scanning through items at Tikkun.org!

Dear Friend or Ally of Tikkun or random scanner through this website, I understand if you feel deeply troubled by what has been happening in the United States and around the world this past year. I know I do. But I …
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Israel/Palestine

The Dispute about the Opera on Klinghoffer

The following article is from ha’aretz newspaper in Tel Aviv: Why an American-Israeli Jew like me saw ‘Klinghoffer’ Raw, uneasy, complicated and messy: Despite its faults, the Met Opera’s ‘Death of Klinghoffer’ is simply not the anti-Semitic bogeyman the protesters …
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Israel/Palestine

Palestinians torn over contact with Israelis: Univearsity’s exclusion of journalist Amira Hass raises questions about boycott policy Date: October 20, 2014 Subject: ***Palestinians torn over contact with Israelis: Univearsity’s exclusion of journalist Amira Hass raises questions about boycott policy Amira Hass …
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Environment

Don’t Let “recreational marijuana” be brought to you by Monsanto Corporation

Tired of fake organic food and phony eco-forestry lumber? Get ready for recreational marijuana – brought to you by Monsanto Corporation!   By Paul Cienfuegos, published October 20, 2014   I am really worried that the social movement to legalize …
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US Politics

Earth Lost Half Its Wildlife in the Past Four Decades!!!

A new, comprehensive study of the world’s wildlife population has drastically reduced its 2012 estimate. Why? WSJ’s Jason Bellini has #TheShortAnswer. Earth lost half its wildlife in the past four decades, according to the most comprehensive study of animal populations …
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US Politics

Fukushima, Miso Soup and Me–by Sheila Parks

Rabbi Lerner’s note: I have no way of assessing the accuracy of this article by Sheila Parks. But on the off chance that it is accurate, it seems important enough for the well-being of our community of caring people for …
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Israel/Palestine

Uri Avnery on Crusaders and Zionists

Uri Avnery October 11, 2014                                                 Crusaders and Zionists LATELY, THE words “Crusaders” and “Zionists” have been appearing more and more often as twins. In a documentary about ISIS I just saw, they appeared together in almost …
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Are We in the Process of Creating a “Palestinian Exception” to Free Speech and Academic Freedom?

 Are We Creating A “Palestinian Exception” To Free Speech and Academic Freedom? by   ALLAN C. Brownfeld Freedom of speech and academic freedom are long established and respected pillars of our free society.  At the present time, however, we seem to …
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