January 6, 2021: We Are Part of the Other

My personal anxiety had started in November 2016, on Veterans Day. It was just a week after the Election. In reaction to Trump’s win, I had opined on how his administration would portend for American Jews. “We are part of the other,” I warned.

“Mayor” – A View from Ramallah

Ramallah, a historically Christian city, serves as the seat of the Palestinian government. It is at the epicenter of Palestinian commerce and culture. It is also ringed by Israeli settlements.

“Hope Gap” — A Marriage Crumbles

The narrative is “inspired” by writer and director William Nicholson’s experience with the end of his parents’ marriage.

Covid-19 Takes Extreme Toll on Latinx Community

“How do we build an America that’s ready for the next pandemic? Frontline communities have always known about the lack of access to healthcare and housing. We’ve tried to raise the alarm about these challenges. The response has not been acceptable.”

The Mindfulness Movement: Promoting Social Change

Jon Kabat-Zinn qualifies mindfulness as: “The actuality of things as they are; not as I would want them to be.”

Carrie Fisher’s Turbulent Journey

It is true that Carrie navigated her ordeals within the confines of extreme privilege and Hollywood glamour, unlike the average person. Yet, the essence of her evolution and aspects of her struggles will be easily recognized to other women — especially of her generation.

On the Ground at J Street Conference 2019

Naomi Chazan prefaced her comments with the rhetorical question, “Can one be overly critical of a country one loves?”

Climate Strike in NYC Sends Powerful Message

Greta Thunberg noted that when power brokers come to the United Nations, “The eyes of the world will be on them.”

Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence – A New Exhibit Tells the True Story

As we move toward 2020 and a presidential election, what better time to look back at the fight it took for women to gain the right to vote — and how sectors of the American female population were overlooked, despite their contributions to the struggle. The show is structured by chronology and themes: Radical Women: […]

“Imprisoned”: Film Combines Social Justice with Love Story

The Prison-Industrial Complex as an entity is finally beginning to seep into the consciousness of Americans. How and why the United States incarcerates it citizens, the role that race plays, and the approaches pitting punishment and containment against rehabilitation, are becoming more mainstream topics.