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Anti-Israel Bias in SF Chronicle

I wrote another letter to the SF Chronicle today: ”I just love how protesters against Israel get front page coverage, while Iran’s attack on Israel wasn’t covered at all in Sundays paper, and was relegated to the back of the first section on Monday. As usual, that headline focused on what Israel might do to retaliate— without reporting on the…

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Feature in Yahoo! Finance

Feature in Yahoo! Finance

Aimee Golant’s Metal Art Preserves Legacy, Crafting ‘Peace’ with Her Pieces Designer and metalsmith, Aimee Golant creates pieces that symbolize peace, andempower women that are deeply connected to her heritage. San Francisco, California, March 27, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Golden Gate City artist Aimee Golant has long been known for her jewelry and Judaica. Her creations through her brand Aimee…

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An Open Letter to MoveOn: Re: Petition to fund UNRWA

Let me start with this— given the dire need for aid to the innocent Palestinian civilians in Gaza— my arguing against an organization  (UNWRA) that could bring needed help to the area feels short-sided at best, cruel at worst.  As with the entirety of this ugly war, we humans are sometimes forced to “take sides” in a way that would…

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Women in Kinship

Women in Kinship

Women in Kinship began to manifest for me around early-January when San Francisco passed a resolution calling for a “sustained ceasefire” in the conflict between Gaza and Israel.  The City Council meeting was full of people spewing antisemitic slurs and using hateful and intimidating tactics to scare those who attended to defend Israel.   When people call for a ceasefire…

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A Prayer: I’m Calling

A Prayer: I’m Calling

A Prayer: I’m calling! Call it the messiah, G-d (Shaddai), call it Aliens, call it Psilocybin, call it Ohm, call it the Sounds of the Oceans and the Seas, call it Allah, call it the Arranger of the Clouds and the Cosmos, or the Colors of the Sunrise and Sunset. Call it a good night’s Sleep. Call it the River…

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Do something for peace now!

Do something for peace now!

Thanks to you— we’ve raised over $830 for Hand in Hand Schools in Jerusalem. We’ve now secured a challenge/matching fund up to $1,800. Your donations will be matched. Click here to learn all about the project. Here’s the link to order the mezuzah. Please share this with your friends and family!

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Hebrew Letter Shin: Shaddai Prayer

Hebrew Letter Shin: Shaddai Prayer

Shin: favorite shape. I see it in nature, Art, everywhere. Spiritually speaking it reminds me of the presence of G-d since the shape looks like Hebrew letter shin— which stands for Shaddai. Shaddai is one of many ways of referring to G-d in Judaism. It’s both an all encompassing and nurturing version of god. Very powerful, actually. The root of…

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Hand In Hand Schools – Mezuzah Fundraiser

Hand In Hand Schools – Mezuzah Fundraiser

Today is the one month anniversary (Shloshim) of the horrific attack by Hamas in Israel on the– supposedly– joyous Jewish holiday of Simchat Torah.  The atrocities in the land that are being committed daily are nothing less than unbearable. In these terrible times, I do have something kind to share.   Hand in Hand School in Jerusalem that integrates Arab…

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Propaganda in San Francisco: Hateful Murals

Propaganda in San Francisco: Hateful Murals

As a progressive left-wing voter, it’s been heartbreaking to see so many liberals fall for the rhetoric of Hamas and the enemies of the Jews.  Everyday here in San Francisco, I see more and more evidence of antisemitism and divisive tactics on our city streets.  While I do not agree with the horrid right wing Israeli government/settlers forcibly removing innocent…

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Anti-Israel Action Alert

Anti-Israel Action Alert

This is from the Jewish Community Relations Council: On Tuesday afternoon, the Richmond City Council is scheduled to vote on an inflammatory and biased resolution accusing Israel of ethnic cleansing and apartheid in Gaza. You can read the full text of the proposed resolution here. We need you to tell the Richmond City Council: “Vote No on Anti-Israel Resolution R-1”…

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War in Israel: What to Do?

War in Israel: What to Do?

What you choose to do right now will be up to you.  I start by being unapologetically Jewish, and take that with me as I lie down and as I rise up, I speak of it on my way.  If you’ve never done this, you could  perhaps look at your mezuzah, kiss it, and decide if you are ready to…

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