If we choose the path that requires the hard, uncomfortable labor of working through our painful divisions towards truth, we will win.
Batya Ungar-Sargon"When Jewish women choose to accept narratives that separate us from the intersectional movement, we, too, are allowing our stories to be dictated by white supremacy," writes @1littleBIGMOUTH.
Batya Ungar-Sargon"Jewish liberals seemed to be drawing far more comfort from the condolences and expressions of sympathy emanating from Americans, in general, and from fellow minorities, in particular, than they did from official Israel." Great @ChemiShalev piece
Trump replaced a relationship with the Jewish community with a relationship with Israel – which his visit to Pittsburgh really put on display.
Batya Ungar-SargonHere's my piece about this. Trump has replaced American Jews with Israel. But yesterday, he was forced to view us in all our glory
Batya Ungar-Sargon"Trump has replaced a relationship with the Jewish community with a relationship with Israel — a displacement that his visit to Pittsburgh put on display." My latest on #PittsburghShooting and @realDonaldTrump's visit
Batya Ungar-SargonIf you want to know why @realDonaldTrump doesn't see Soros-bashing as anti-Semitic, it's because he's replaced American Jews with the State of Israel, whose leader also amazingly engages in this dogwhistle
You know who doesn’t need a Jewish daughter to prove he’s not an anti-Semite when he goes to visit grieving Jews? A person who’s not an anti-Semite.
Batya Ungar-Sargon"You know who doesn’t need a Jewish daughter to prove he’s not an anti-Semite when he goes to visit grieving Jews? A person who’s not an anti-Semite." Always read @MollyJongFast who is a genius.
For black people, it’s exhausting to exist in white Jewish spaces where Farrakhan is obsessed over as if he’s the main concern of anti-Semitism.
Batya Ungar-SargonWhen I ask @yumcoconutmilk to write it's with a quaking heart, because without fail, her searing, devastating pieces draw the exact kind of racism she's writing about. Somehow, she has the strength to go on. Here is her latest, about @LouisFarrakhan
Before they offered to manipulate social media for the Trump campaign, an Israeli spy firm pitched an attack on Israel’s critics to U.S. donors.
Batya Ungar-Sargon"Psy-Group offered to damage specific individuals and organizations associated with the BDS movement by disrupting their activities, or leading them to be investigated by the authorities." More excellent reporting by @joshnathankazis
Liberals are responding to Trump’s trashing of certain democratic norms by trashing others.
Batya Ungar-Sargon"One of the tragedies in all this is that leftists have identified those on the right who have been and are prepared to be their allies—Never Trumpers and others—and prioritized such people for destruction." Hell yes, @SethAMandel.
On a typical Shabbat in our Chabad House, nearly everyone drove to get there and is either intermarried or has someone in their family that is.
Batya Ungar-SargonSuper interesting take on something I have long wondered about: How does Chabad manage to fill pews with non-Orthodox Jews? Why do they go to Chabad instead of to places that reflect their own observance? Here's @ezalmanov's take and it's fascinating
The Senate hearings united the nation on two issues: Christine Blasey Ford is credible, and we all know what constitutes acceptable treatment of women.
Batya Ungar-SargonMay latest, @latimesopinion: "Many see in reactions to Kavanaugh evidence of a divided nation. He is either a privileged sexual abuser or a wronged martyr, depending on your tribe. But #KavanaughHearings also revealed how united America is."
I believe Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. But I believe Judge Brett Kavanaugh as well and I don’t know how to square that.
Batya Ungar-Sargon"I believe Dr. Ford. I listened to her testimony and made the judgement call based on what she said and how believable she sounded. But I believe Brett Kavanaugh as well, and I don’t know how to square that." Very grateful to @karol for this
Thanks to their extreme distaste for Trump, American Jews are not able to enjoy the fruits of his labors, even the pro-Israel ones.
Batya Ungar-Sargon"Thanks to their extreme distaste for Trump, American Jews are not able to enjoy the fruits of his labors, even the pro-Israel ones. Their antipathy for their president has made the friend of their friend their enemy." My latest