Today we talk about the genocide and occupation in Gaza by Israel and the censorship that has exploded in talking about these situation along with the rise in anti semitism with four Ashkenazi Jewish feminist activists about the challenges and importance for jewish voices to speak up at this time
We are joined by Penny Rosenwasser, Ph.D., a racial justice leader at Kehilla Synagogue and a founding Board member of Jewish Voice for Peace. Her latest book is Hope into Practice, Jewish women choosing justice despite our fears.
And we are joined by former kpfa women’s magazine producer Kate Raphael. Kate is a Lambda-nominated novelist, journalist, anarchafeminist and queer activist based in Seattle. Her award-winning Palestine mystery series features a Palestinian policewoman. She spent two years doing human rights work in Palestine and five weeks in Israeli immigration prison.
We also have with us Rae Abileah who is a Kohenet Jewish clergy person, social change strategist, writer, and workshop facilitator. Rae is a contributing author to books including Beyond Tribal Loyalties: Personal Stories of Jewish Peace Activists. She co-leads delegations for Eyewitness Palestine) and received ordination as a Jewish clergy person by the Kohenet Hebrew Priestess Institute. She’s a first-generation American, and her Dutch, Ashkenazi Jewish, and Israeli ancestry informs her work toward dismantling white supremacy.
Lastly we hear from Dov Baum, Ph.D, is an Israeli feminist queer activist. She was the co-founder of several Israeli activist groups, including Who Profits from the Occupation, the Coalition of Women for Peace, and Black Laundry – Queers against the Occupation. Now she lives in the Bay Area and works for the American Friends Service Committee as its Director of Corporate Accountability and Research. She is also active with Boycott from Within and with Israelis against Apartheid.