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Jewish Groups Embrace BLM, With Conditions

Mari Cohen, Jewish Currents, 06/23/2020

IN AUGUST 2016, the Movement for Black Lives, a broad coalition of organizations associated with the Black Lives Matter movement, released a detailed platform that included a range of policy demands touching nearly every area of political concern, from criminal justice, to education, to the environment, to economics.

How Public Opinion Has Moved on Black Lives Matter

Nate Cohn and Kevin Quely, New York Times, 06/10/2020

In the last two weeks, American voters’ support for the Black Lives Matter movement increased almost as much as it had in the preceding two years.

Empathy Isn’t Enough For Black Jewish Families Like Mine. We Need Action.

Faith Gabbay-Kalson, Kveller, 06/09/2020

I couldn’t help but think that my children immediately recognized this behavior as wrong. So how did adults fail so miserably?

As COVID-19 puts Brazil’s poverty issues into sharp focus, Brazilian Jews rush to help favelas

Cnaan Liphshiz, Jewish Telegraph Agency, 06/05/2020

The grassroots operation is one of dozens of coronavirus-related aid initiatives by Jews in Brazil, which is among the countries hardest hit by the pandemic.

Pandemic relief fund for Jews of color now open

Gabe Stutman, The J., 06/02/2020

The “Jews of Color Initiative COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund for Individuals,” announced via press release on May 26, will help cover basic necessities including housing, utilities and groceries, medical bills, and burial expenses.

Jews of Color, Covid-19, Civil Unrest — An Argument for Inclusion

Nate Looney, Medium, 06/02/2020

We are at a turning point in American history. This isn’t the first turning point, and it will not be the last, however it is a call to action for my White Jewish community and the Jewish non-profit world.

Jews of Color Campaign Goes Viral After Article Relegates Them to a Statistic

Erin Ben-Moche, Jewish Journal, 05/27/2020

Written by American Jewish Year Book editors Arnold Dashefsky and Ira M. Sheskin, the article drew ire from Jews of Color (JOC) and Jewish social justice groups for reducing Jews of Color to a statistic, as opposed to seeing them as valued members of the community.

This Puerto Rican-Jewish author misses her Mumbai home

PJ Grisar, Forward, 05/20/2020

Leah Franqui is stranded in her hometown of Philadelphia and missing her life in Mumbai.

Meet the First Ethiopian-Born Minister in Israel

Yossi Aloni, Israel Today, 05/19/2020

That 3-year-old girl who came to Israel barefoot, without a mother, and after a very long trek, has finally made it.