Israel/Occupied Palestinian Territories

The project of Jewish national life in the land of Israel has, from its origins, struggled with the fact that it is the homeland of two peoples, that Jewish heritage clashes with the Palestinian daily life of generations. Too often, attempts to resolve this struggle assume a zero-sum game that pits Jews and Palestinians against each other. The occupation is one of the results. Emor asks: What if a new approach were possible? Through delving into both peoples’ history, Jewish religious sources, early Zionist writings, and the chronicles of American and other international engagement, we seek to imagine new paradigms. We believe there are ways for Israelis and Palestinians both to have their human rights guaranteed and for multiple peoples’ religious and national commitments to be honored. Join us to explore and imagine.

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Israel: Stories from the West Bank

With photographs by Mati Milstein, words from Sameeha Hureini and Aliza Schwartz, art by Francine Perlman, fiction by Daniel Spector, and poetry by Rabbi Professor Jonathan Magonet.

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Fragments

Fragments of Fragments

Read “Fragments of Fragments: Israel: Far-Right Religion and Politics” here.

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How to Stop the Religious Right from Defining Judaism 

Come learn some of Smol Emuni’s Torah with two leaders of the movement and hear about how religious values inspire their activism.

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Fragments Second Issue: Call for Submissions

We invite contributors to submit pieces for our second issue of Fragments.

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The Social Values Underlying Smol Emuni

In the US, we often think about human rights in a “liberal” framework that focuses on individual rights and a separation of church and state. …

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Meet Smol Emuni, Israel’s “Faithful Left”

Smol Emuni is a diverse group of religious Israeli Jews who are bringing their faith to the public discourse in an effort to counteract the right’s uninhibited use of religion.

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How white Christian influence is (re)shaping Israel

Emor is delighted to invite Yali Hashash as the final speaker of our threefold cord series about Israel and democracy.

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A man holds a protest sign that says "Crime Minister." There are Israeli flags in the background. Headshots of Suzanne Schneider and Yotam Hotam. Photo by Gili Getz. Long Read

The Divine People?

What can political theology teach us about the current decline of liberalism? Read our white paper by scholars Suzanne Schneider, Ph.D, and Yotam Hotam, Ph.D.

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