A voice of hope?

August 4th, 2014

I’ve been a rabbi for six years. I have counseled people who have lost children to cancer and addiction, men who are facing life in prison, or a fatal diagnosis. The question a rabbi faces most often in pastoral situations is “Where is God?” Read More...

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J Street News Roundup 8/4/2014

August 4th, 2014

Top news and analysis impacting the work of the pro-Israel, pro-peace movement. Read More...

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J Street Strongly Condemns Horrific Violation of Ceasefire

August 1st, 2014

Street strongly condemns the attack by Hamas this morning in which two Israeli soldiers were killed and 2nd Lieutenant Hadar Goldin was abducted. Read More...

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J Street Statement on Gaza Conflict

July 30th, 2014

J Street is deeply shocked and saddened by the losses suffered in this round of violence, from dozens of Israeli soldiers and civilians to the more than a thousand Gaza residents dead, and thousands more wounded. Read More...

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A Letter from Tel Aviv

July 24th, 2014

As an Israeli as well as a peace activist, I have lived a kind of double life for the past few weeks. I have sought ways to voice support for my country and deep admiration for our courageous soldiers in battle while also expressing my compassion for Palestinian civilians, who are paying such an awful price. Read More...

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A Rabbi's Thoughts From Israel: The Disgusting Irony of the Current Crisis

July 23rd, 2014

Azakah. I don’t ever want to hear this word again. Read More...

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Jeremy Ben-Ami Remarks to Democratic Steering & Outreach Committee

July 23rd, 2014

This morning, J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami spoke to more than 20 Democratic Senators at a session with Jewish leaders hosted by the Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee (DSOC) in the United States Capitol. Read More...

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J Street Supports Kerry's Effort to Broker Ceasefire Agreement

July 21st, 2014

In the face of a mounting and deeply troubling death toll, J Street supports President Obama's decision to send Secretary of State John Kerry to the Middle East to promote ending hostilities between Israel and Hamas. We hope the Secretary will succeed in finding a formula to bring all parties into a ceasefire agreement quickly. Read More...

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