From the Rabbi - Mass Protests in Israel

Here in Humboldt we just enjoyed a blissful Shabbat Shira with the choir and soloists and a beautiful outdoor Tu BiShevat Celebration with our wonderful Jews In the Wilderness families and staff. But in Israel, these weeks have been fraught with violence and political strife.

For the past six weeks, Israelis have been rallying in huge numbers on Saturday night to protest the government's efforts to undermine the judiciary:

A mass strike is planned for Monday:

On Tuesday, Americans for Peace Now will hold a webinar with rally organizers in the US and here in California:

Union of Reform Judaism leaders recently issued a strong statement on the threats to democracy in Israel:

B'shalom ~ In peace,
Rabbi Naomi