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A Personal Tribute to Moshe Silman

by Rabbi Idit Lev (Rabbis for Human Rights, Israel) July 14, 2012 was the anniversary of the social justice protest in Israel and we, the people from the social protest movement, organized demonstrations all over the State. I took upon … Continue reading

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Eulogy for Moshe Silman

Given by Rabbi Idit Lev (Rabbis for Human Rights, Israel) Moshe, we met last year at the tent encampment, we took part in many discussions late at night. Only after we had disbanded the tents did another friend from the Haifa … Continue reading

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On the Inside Looking Out: A View of the Diaspora

By Pnina Radai, Kulanana coordinator, Israel Society at large has undergone major transformations and upheavals in the past year, and the Israeli society, being part of this global village, has shown signs of awakening and a desire for change. In … Continue reading

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The Conversations in Between

By Dasi Fruchter, Uri L’Tzedek, USA I stood with some of my new friends, colleagues, and collaborators a few weeks ago at the second Siach conference at Ohalo Manor on the banks of the Kinneret. Near one of the outdoor … Continue reading

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Connecting Tikkun Olam to Jewishness in France

By Ilan Scialom, EEIF, France When I first came to the Siach European Gathering at J-Hub in London, I was wondering to myself about how such a meeting could change relations between Jewish peoplehood and the rest of the world. … Continue reading

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North American Participant Orientation

Judith Belasco of Hazon led a conference call on Friday June 8th to orient North American Siach participants to what they should expect at the conference, create space for folks to introduce themselves leading up to the conference, and provide … Continue reading

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Webinar: An Honest Conversation about Gender Segregation

On Tuesday, May 1st,  we held an in-depth discussion about Judaism and gender segregation in Israel and the UK. Recently, these issues have come to light as real life cases have been publicized and sparked massive global attention. This Webinar … Continue reading

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Siach Collaboration Spreads as Far as India

By Yonatan Glaser, Director, B’Tzedek, (and Manager of the joint initiative in India), and Nir Lahav, Director, Project T.E.N. and the Director of Young Activism Unit, The Jewish Agency For Israel It is with great excitement that the Jewish Agency’s Project … Continue reading

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Circling the Wagons: When Tribalism and Social Change Collide

By Ariella Sidelsky, New Israel Fund, Director of Strategic Partnerships Three weeks ago, New Israel Fund (NIF) took out ads in the New York Times and the Forward, as part of a million dollar matching gift campaign funded by a longtime … Continue reading

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Reflection on a Siach Sponsored Event in New York

By Judith Belasco, Director of Programs, Hazon “Not an Israel Organization, But…” was our first Siach sponsored, community-wide event. The program explored the tensions around Israeli politics that have so polarized conversations that Jewish engagement groups whose missions are not … Continue reading

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