Myron Perlman, z”l, a long time social justice activist, passed away in Chicago on December 19, 2017 at age 70. He was an engaging personality and deep thinker known for his gentleness and humor, unwavering political convictions, and heartfelt activism. A carpenter by profession, his son Isaac lovingly referred to him at his funeral as “the philosopher carpenter.” Myron could often be found immersed in a heated political discussion on a ride with the Kibitzer biking group, marching in a demonstration, or using his cabinet making skills to build a neighborhood lending library. Read more
Stories from the life of longtime Middle East peace advocate J Zel Lurie. “He knew the history of these internal Jewish conflicts from before the creation of the State. So, the concept of disagreement and dissent as ways of expressing patriotism were part of his way of looking at the present arguments over the same thing they were arguing about before the State: What is Israel and how can it live with Arabs?” Read more of Lurie’s story here.