It’s time for public power in A2

It’s time for public power in A2

By Zackariah Farah, Member of Ann Arbor for Public Power In the summer of 2021, Southeastern Michigan was slammed with two major rainstorms that upturned the lives of countless residents. Apocalyptic images circulated of cars stranded on I-94 and houses completely inundated. And all too predictably, in the chaos over 800,000 Michiganders lost power. In…

Face to Face: Jewish Reparations for Palestinians, a tool for spiritual activists

Face to Face: Jewish Reparations for Palestinians, a tool for spiritual activists

by Lauren Zinn
I think I also speak for others when I say I have felt silenced for decades by members of our community for questioning Israel’s treatment of Palestinians and for educating others about it. I could list many examples, but instead I want to lift up those Jews who experience the agony of our divided tribal soul brought on by the contradiction between the Torah’s teachings and Israelis’ actions in the name of Judaism. Borrowing from Rabbi Burt Jacobson, an apt name for those of us who recognize our role in harming and our responsibility in helping Palestinians is “Spiritual Activist.”