On this week’s show we spoke with Brant Rosen. Brant is a co-founder of the Jewish Voice for Peace Rabbinical Council and the Rabbi of Tzedek Chicago, a new ‘non-Zionist’ synagogue he helped found last summer. We spoke about his journey from liberal Zionism to Palestine solidarity and what it means to practice a “Judaism beyond nationalism.” Finally, our Shkoyakhs for this week went to Indigenous land defenders across the continent.

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?”