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

4 Suggestions for an American Jew navigating Israel-Palestine discourse during the Gaza crisis and in general (Part 1 of 2)

”I come from an orthodox background, and the fact that I am no longer religious makes my opinions even more easily dismissable. Right now I’m just at ‘I refuse to take sides’ and… Continue reading

“I believe very strongly that discourse shapes reality.” [Excerpt from an interview I gave to Al Jazeera]

[Excerpt of an interview given to Mya Guarnieri, writing for Al Jazeera English, called "Israel cracks down on anti-war protesters. Full article here].  Israeli police provide a security presence when Jewish-Israeli leftists protest… Continue reading

A Simple Manifesto: They Too Are People (Photo Essay by Hannah Stonebraker)

Guest writer and photographer: Hannah Stonebraker  One must recognize they too are people. (This may seem simple. This may seem obvious. I wish, these days, all days, it was.) They too are people. (Not… Continue reading