Beyond the Bridge DC

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Join A Wider Bridge and LGBTQ and allied supporters of Israel for a community cocktail reception featuring alumni of AWB’s LGBTQ Leadership Missions to Israel. Saturday, March 25 at 7:30 PM RFD Washington 810 7th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20001 view event on Facebook Open Wine and Spirits Bar Tickets $18 General Admission / Free for […]

He’s black, gay, married to a rabbi — and recording new music in Yiddish

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Anthony Russell was using a Jewish text to express an African American experience. Now, that’s his career. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6pwUZ0gUGc A few years ago, Anthony Russell, a 37-year-old professional singer based in Oakland, Calif., chose a new faith and a new name. He converted from Christianity to Judaism, and he became Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell. It felt […]

Pinkas—an example of inspirational activism

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Peri Feldstein, a student at Washington University who coordinated the event with Israeli gay rights champion Etai Pinkas, answers “pinkwashing” claims by Israel-haters. Etai Pinkas, a renowned champion of human rights and social justice, visited our campus this past week to share his experiences as an Israeli environmentalist and LGBTQIA* activist. Etai spoke to over 100 […]

Normalizing Nuance

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Monica Sass, President of Nice Jewish Queers at Washington University, is sad about the fact that many students in the Wash. U. community delegitimize the work individuals such as Etai Pinkas have done to advance LGBT equality in Israel – just because they disagree with Israeli government’s political decisions. During the event “Marriage Equality and LGBTQIA* […]

The Deadliest Poison: When Anti-Semitism Infects Liberalism

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Publicly gay Rabbi Gil Steinlauf of Washington’s Adas Israel, used the stage at Yom Kippur to talk about the rise of anti-Semitism on the left. In his sermon, Rabbi Steinlauf mentioned the incident at the A Wider Bridge Creating Change event in Chicago in January. This past summer, the national Black Lives Matter movement released […]