“There are a lot of organizations doing political organizing, but I think we’re working on something different here in terms of talking about it as a community. It really struck home for me when we had the Shabbat dinner for gay and lesbian marriage.”
Overcoming Fear as a Path to Justice
Penny Rosenwasser is the author of Hope into Practice, Jewish women choosing justice despite our fears, which just received the Association for Women in Psychology 2014 Jewish Caucus Award for Scholarship. Penny "challenges us to ask what Jewishness could be without suffering or victimhood—questions asked with joy, not shame" (-Marjorie Dove Kent). Penny's interactive story-filled presentation links personal healing with working for the liberation of Jews and of Palestinians. Inviting us to face our fears without acting on them, and to use our privilege to shift power, her book is an activist's call to repair the world.
Part of the series Through a Different Lens: Women's Perspectives on Israel-Palestine, presented by the Middle East Working Group at Boston Workmen's Circle.