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A Jewish Congregation Considers Affirming Anti-Zionism as a Core Value

Rabbi Brant Rosen Shalom Rav
At our December 2021 meeting, the board of Tzedek Chicago, voted unanimously to recommend amending our core values statement to state explicitly that anti-Zionism (rather than “non-Zionism”) should be articulated as one of our core values.

Tidbits - Jan. 27, 2022 - Reader Comments: Abortion; Bronx Apartment Fire; Homelessness; Pandemic; Cryptocurrency; Alabama Amazon Union Election Do-Over; Tonga Tsunami; Lorraine Hansberry; Sidney Poitier, Paul Robeson; JFK Assassination; more...

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Reader Comments: Abortion; Bronx Apartment Fire; Homelessness; Pandemic; Cryptocurrency; Alabama Amazon Union Election Do-Over; Tonga Tsunami; Emma Watson; Lorraine Hansberry; Sidney Poitier, Paul Robeson; JFK Assassination Revisited; more...

The Dark History of Medicare Privatization

Barbara Caress The American Prospect
Medicare Advantage was supposed to be a money-saver. It’s now become a costly, unaccountable cash cow for private insurance companies that is swallowing traditional Medicare.

Review: Angela Davis Revises Herself. She’s Never Mattered More

Andy Lewis Los Angeles Times
Angela Davis sketches out her life since the original publication 50 years ago, then as an activist and academic, self-critically assesses the book’s limitations and, most important, links its long-ago events to the recent Black Lives Matter protest

Europe for Peace. Stop the war in Ukraine

Gerardo Femina Pressenza International Press Agency
The escalation of the conflict in Ukraine between the United States and its allies, on the one hand, and the Russian Federation, on the other, must be stopped immediately. The consequences of a conflict in Ukraine would be disastrous.

Save By Books

Erica Wagner The Guardian
A Native American rebuilds her life after a prison sentence in this powerfully topical novel from the Pulitzer winner.