Yom Kippur Challenge

Posted on Oct 8, 2019

Image: Rabbi Alissa Wise, Acting Co-Executive Director, Jewish Voice for Peace

Rabbi Alissa Wise, Acting Co-Executive Director, Jewish Voice for Peace

As Yom Kippur begins [the evening of October 8th], Rabbi Alissa Wise writes, “It’s time for all of us to ask ourselves: Who do we want to be in the year to come? What do we want to take on, and what do we want to leave behind?”

She continues:

“I want to take on Goliaths.

“Like Microsoft, which gave $31 million to AnyVision, a shady Israeli company that uses facial recognition technology to surveil Palestinians in the West Bank.

“Like the Anti-Defamation League, which maintains that Jewish support for Palestinian human rights is as big a threat to Jews as white nationalism.

“Like Christians United for Israel, the largest Zionist organization in the U.S., which frames the oppression of Palestinians and Jewish ethnic supremacy in Israel as necessary for bringing about the “end times” – and whose leaders have the ears of those in the highest echelons of power in the U.S.”

Seeking to raise funds to “fight against rising antisemitism and white nationalism” and other issues, she offers this link for donations. Before Yom Kippur, all gifts up to $50,000 will be matched by a group of individual donors.