5 Quotes About “United Jerusalem” That Will Help You Understand the Recent Takeover in Silwan

First off, the awful news: On Monday night, Jewish settlers affiliated with the radical right-wing organization ELAD entered 23 apartments in Silwan, in occupied East Jerusalem. This is a major victory for ELAD, the managers of… Continue reading

UPDATED: Moriel Rothman-Zecher’s Speaking & Performance Schedule in the Bay Area, September-October

Originally posted on The Leftern Wall:
Hello, Bay Area. (Hello, Mori). I’ll be speaking and performing intermittently over the next month in the Bay Area area, and I will update here with new…

18 Mini-Prayers for This New Year

1. In this new year, may justice rain down like fish. Could also be a metaphor for activism… 2. In this new year, may we find reason to laugh a little more. Palestinian… Continue reading

4 More Suggestions for an American Jew Navigating Israel-Palestine During the Gaza Crisis and in General (Part 2 of 2)

Last month, I wrote a piece called “4 Suggestions for an American Jew Navigating Israel-Palestine During the Gaza Crisis and in General (Part 1 of 2).” I was responding to a series of… Continue reading

Four Boys, 43 Ex-Soldiers, 5% Opposed to the War: Three Thoughts on Numbers, Sadness & Hope

1. Sadness: Four Boys on the Beach. I have been away from Israel-Palestine for just over three weeks. Something that has begun to sink in over this time was just how incredibly sad this summer was.… Continue reading

Moriel Rothman-Zecher’s Speaking & Performance Schedule in the Bay Area, September-October

Hello, Bay Area. (Hello, Mori). I’ll be speaking and performing intermittently over the next month in the Bay Area area, and I will update here with new information (and new events). In the… Continue reading

Painted Trees for Palestine in Oakland

This morning, I woke up and decided to start writing again. After a summer filled with words, with chaos, with death that simultaneously felt nearby and galaxies away, I left Israel-Palestine for familiar-unfamiliar shores: after… Continue reading

Off in Ohio

I am “off” for some days. That is to say: Last night, I woke up from dreams of explosions, and throughout the last days, my thoughts have flicked constantly, in the screen behind my… Continue reading

Remembering Leibel Fein z”l

I have been struggling to find words to address the sadness I’ve felt in the days since learning that Leibel Fein passed away. I have deleted and rewritten and deleted and rewritten. I… Continue reading

15,000 Protest for Peace in Tel Aviv: Results surprising, I think good

15,000 people protesting against the occupation and for peace in Tel Aviv. That is a lot of people. Not compared to other eras in Israeli history: some estimate that 400,000 gathered in Tel Aviv to… Continue reading