protests

A Protest In Black-and-White

01/24/2012
Staff Writer

While the last several thousand Falash Mura — Ethiopians with Jewish roots — in Africa await entry into the Promised Land, Ethiopian Jews already in Israel took to the country’s streets last week to protest what they consider growing signs of racism.

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What Now For ‘Occupy’ Protests?

Following Kol Nidre success, organizers of a Jewish presence may target communal institutions with ‘Occupy Judaism.’

10/11/2011
Jewish Week Correspondent

Energized by the turnout at their event and the emotions it generated, organizers of a Yom Kippur service within yards of the Occupy Wall Street protest are planning future activities while calling their movement Occupy Judaism.

The scene at last Friday’s Kol Nidre service across the street from Zuccotti Park.

Hundreds Observe Yom Kippur At Occupy Wall Street Protest

‘Every denomination of Judaism’ represented at event; calls for social justice from significant crowd.

10/10/2011
Jewish Week Correspondent

In a turnout that exceeded the expectations of even the event’s organizers, as many as 1,500 people attended a Yom Kippur service Friday night within yards of the Occupy Wall Street protest in Lower Manhattan.

Participants in the service, organized by supporters of the protest, included many of those involved in the demonstration, local Jewish residents who had come simply for the service itself, and non-Jewish onlookers.

Protestors pause for prayer. (Photo by Julie Dermansky)

In Land Of Milk And Honey, No Money For Cottage Cheese

Behind Israel’s protests is a population struggling to pay the bills.

08/09/2011
Israel Correspondent

Jerusalem — After taxes, Orit Mizrachi, a secretary, takes home about $1,400 a month, while her husband, a factory worker, takes home about $1,550.

But after buying food and paying their mortgage, taxes, utilities and other expenses each month — shopping only at bargain stores for their three children’s shoes and clothing — it’s “impossible to finish the month in the black,” says Orit, a petite woman in her 40s.

Saturday’s protest in Tel Aviv against the rising cost of living drew an estimated 250,000 people. Getty Images

Israeli university students protest yeshiva stipend

11/02/2010

JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Thousands of Israeli university students gathered in Jerusalem to protest a bill that would provide stipends to yeshiva students.

Up to 10,000 students from universities around the country arrived by chartered buses to the capital Monday evening for the protest march from the prime minister's official residence to Zion Square.

The protesters carried signs reading "We're not suckers" and "Haredim – go to work," and chanting slogans such as "Students are worth more" and "We're hungry for bread too."

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