Jewishness

Soon Coming: "Jewish Voices of Conscience for Truth, Justice and Peace"

In honor of the 1st night of Chanukah, a celebration of light, I am announcing the imminent formation of a group tentatively titled- "Jewish Voices of Conscience for Truth, Justice and Peace." The intention of this group will be to summon the intellectual, social and spiritual power of Jewish peoples of conscience across the diaspora to vocalize silenced truth in order to push for justice and provide for the possibilities of peace. Although not solely dedicated to speaking about the attacks of 9-11-01, seeking and speaking the truth about this crucial event will be a lynchpin around which our focus can and must turn.

Fragments on 9-11 Truth, Justice and Peace from a ‘Young’ Jewish Intellectual: Part 1- "Breaking the Silence Barrier"

"My column will include voices so often excluded, people whose views the media mostly ignore, issues they distort and even ridicule."— Amy Goodman from her first piece for her weekly column "Breaking the Sound Barrier"

“Of course, there will be those who demand silent obedience. We expect that from the ultra-right, and anyone with a little familiarity with history will expect it from some left intellectuals as well, perhaps in an even more virulent form. But it is important not to be intimidated by hysterical ranting and lies and to keep as closely as one can to the course of truth and honesty and concern for the human consequences of what one does, or fails to do. All truisms, but worth bearing in mind. Beyond the truisms, we turn to specific questions, for inquiry and for action.”—Noam Chomsky from the last page in his pamphlet “9-11”