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Posts Tagged ‘#ifnotnow’

The Western Wall in Jerusalem, Israel to show IfNotNow and a lack of proactive approach

Guest Column: Be Proactive, Not Reactive

What IfNotNow appears to not understand as an organization, and as individuals, is that effective problem-solving results from a proactive approach rather than a reactive one. If you’re a member of IfNotNow and you’re reading this, your jaw may have just dropped. How dare he say that? Our protests and demonstrations make a huge difference…

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Letters – May 24, 2018

Where Were The Dems? Why was there no Democratic leadership at the opening of the United States embassy in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018? Ed Kohl West Bloomfield IfNotNow Is No Friend To Israel [similar id=45183 type=all] Rabbi Jeffrey Falick is proud of the anti-Israel group IfNotNow (May 10, page 8). He is proud of…

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We Have a Problem — Israel

As exquisitely expressed in the Torah, Israel has inextricably been integral to who we are and why we exist. There is a direct and clear connection between the land, God and how we should act. This can be found in texts from the Book of Genesis to the writings of Roman Empire historian Josephus to…

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Opinion – Counterpoint: IfNotNow Presents Greater Problem

Editor’s Note: Last week, the JN ran a story “Standing With Israel” (page 17, May 3) about a protest the group IfNotNow held at Hillel Day School on April 19. We asked two community members to share their thoughts on this relatively new group. We believe this topic is relevant to our readers and the…

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Opinion – Point: A Defense Of IfNotNow

Editor’s Note: Last week, the JN ran a story “Standing With Israel” (page 17, May 3) about a protest the group IfNotNow held at Hillel Day School on April 19. We asked two community members to share their thoughts on this relatively new group. We believe this topic is relevant to our readers and the…

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IfNotNow Detroit members hold a demonstration at Hillel Day School April 19. Photo by Sam Siegel

Standing With Israel

IfNotNow Detroit offers a different view. Just before the Holy Band concert at Hillel Day School’s annual Israel Independence Day celebration April 19, a group of about 15 people representing IfNotNow Detroit came onto the school’s sidewalk, unfurled a banner and began singing. Security guards and police escorted them off school property in Farmington Hills;…

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Op-ed: A Response To ‘Time To Say Kaddish For Tikkun Olam’

The piece that follows was written a few weeks ago in response to Rabbi Aaron Starr’s sermon, which we encourage you to read in full. We offer this perspective with full hearts and striving toward holiness that is truly holistic, inclusive of the universal and progressive values that we hold as inseparable from our Jewish…

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