Moran Zamir on Trauma, Binational Peace Activism, and International Solidarity

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Grace Gleason, Moran Zamir, and Aliza Becker on May 30, 2017 in Jerusalem
Moran Zamir is an Israeli activist with Combatants for Peace (CFP), a joint Jewish-Arab initiative founded in 2002, which brings together Israeli and Palestinian former combatants to do demonstrations and community education in an effort to non-violently end the occupation. In an interview with the American Jewish Peace Archive on May 30, 2017, Zamir talked about the traumas that have shaped his generation in Israel, how he came to be involved in this unique binational group, his conflicted feelings about the role of the U.S. in the region, and how American Jews can help to resolve the conflict. Read more

Myron Perlman, z”l, A Jewish Carpenter with Chutzpah

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Myron Perlman, z”l
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