On this week’s show we talked with Brant Rosen about non-Zionist synagogues. We discussed the creation of an intentional congregation rooted in core values, and some of the responses that Tzedek Chicago has faced in the process of building this space.  We handed out a number of shkoyachs on the episode, most notably to the various forms of indigenous resistance that are taking place across the continent.

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Show Notes


Washington Post “‘Jew-S-A!’ chant is latest reminder of white supremacist support for Trump”
The Forward “‘Jew-S-A’ Trump Fan Claims He Was Chanting ‘U’ With Faux Latino Accent”

Interview – Brant Rosen

Brant Rosen’s Blog

Tzedek Chicago

Celebrating a New Jewish Diasporism: A Sermon for Rosh Hashanah 5777

Anti-Racism as a Sacred Jewish Value: A Sermon for Yom Kippur 5777

The Forward – My Problem With the Idea of a ‘Non-Zionist’ Synagogue

The Forward – Zionists Have Many Jewish Spaces To Call Home. Our Synagogue Needn’t Be One of Them.

Narrow Bridge Candles



Forward – How Bob Dylan Became a Jews for Jesus Icon

Kahnawake Mohawks camp out in support of Standing Rock protesters

South Shore access to Mercier Bridge reopens after Indigenous protest

No Mining on Barriere Lake Algonquin Lands: Please Support the Land Protection Camp!

Unist’ot’en Camp – No pipelines without consent

Lax U’u’la (Lelu Island) Camp

Toronto Star- “First Nation seeks to appeal Line 9 pipeline approval”

GoFundMe “Chippewas of the Thames take their case to the Supreme Court of Canada”

Two Row Times – “Why is Chippewas of the Thames Appealing Line 9 For Lack of Consultation”

Indigenous Activist Faces Charges For Shutting Off Line 9 Pipeline

The Forward “Is Jewish Oligarch the Cyber Link Between Donald Trump and Russia?”