Rising Antisemitism: Lessons for LGBTQ Americans

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A Wider Bridge’s Executive Director Tyler Gregory penned this op-ed in the Washington Blade in response to the rising anti-Semitism in the US, and in particular, the spate of anti-Semitic incidences in the New York City area during Channukah 2019. Seventy-five years after the liberation of Auschwitz, deadly attacks on Jewish homes, businesses, and places of […]

By Banning Jewish and Israeli Symbols, DC Dyke March Undermines Its Intended Purpose

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Photo via Sarah Stierch/Wikimedia Commons (CC-BY) By Banning the Jewish Pride Flag and Israeli Symbols, DC Dyke March Undermines Its Intended Purpose As a coalition of LGBTQ, Jewish, and feminist organizations, representing dykes, queer women, and allies in Washington and across the country, we come together to strongly condemn the leadership of the DC Dyke March […]

AWB Condemns Minneapolis LGBTQ Bar Owner’s Anti-Semitic and Homophobic Remarks

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A Wider Bridge strongly condemns the anti-Semitic and homophobic remarks of the owner of “Cheers”, an LGBTQ bar opening in Uptown Minneapolis. As reported by Lonny Goldsmith from TCJewfolk, the owner has been making deeply anti-Semitic and anti-Israel posts on Social Media, including accusing Jews of ‘taking over America’ and having a dual ‘loyalty to […]

Anti-Semitism Returns to Creating Change

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Dear A Wider Bridge community, I’m saddened to share that the same hurtful anti-Zionist and anti-Semitic presence three years ago at the National LGBTQ Task Force‘s Creating Change conference — in which a protest spiraled out of control outside our reception in Chicago in 2016 — is back in Detroit this weekend, without any accountability or response […]

Jews Deserve to Be Included in Progressive Movements!

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Peter Fox, a member of A Wider Bridge’s Young Professionals Network, represented our organization at the #DigiTell18 Social Media Conference in Jerusalem. Leading up to the event, he penned an op ed piece in Israel’s  YNET about the inclusion of Jews in progressive movements. We bring you the piece below. Liberal movements have always been about inclusion […]

Transgender Peace Activist Converts to Judaism, Faces Anti-Semitism from Friends on the Left

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Trans peace activist Bex Gerber converted to Judaism and was surprised by the anti-semitic backlash from her fellow progressives. “As soon as I put on the Star of David, I was accused of supporting apartheid by my former friends on the left.” This is their story. Here’s what they don’t tell you when converting to […]

Why Do White Supremacists Hate Jews? Because We Can Fight Them

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Danya Ruttenberg, a rabbi-in-residence at Avodah, a Jewish service corps, says that a shift from relative peace for Jews in America to something else can happen so quickly. Particularly in recent years, there has rightfully been increased talk about the ways in which many Ashkenazi Jews in America do have white privilege. Anti-Semitism is again […]