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Month: March 2015

Please Stop Calling Me Radical ?>

Please Stop Calling Me Radical

On Friday, as I have for the last few weeks, I put on my green Meretz shirt and campaigned for the cause. Someone stopped me in the mall on my way home and said, “Tagid, lo higzamta?” (translation: Haven’t you gone overboard?). My friend and I often campaign together and we’ve heard similar reactions from others, including: “How much are they paying you?” “I see you’re not just ‘proud’ of being leftist.” (This was a pun that was meant to…

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How my Zionism and Religion Brought Me to Vote Meretz ?>

How my Zionism and Religion Brought Me to Vote Meretz

In the weeks leading up to the elections, my friend and I spent every spare moment campaigning for Meretz. Friday mornings were spent on busy corners in Givat Shmuel in our bright green Meretz shirts handing out flyers and asking people if they are interested in hearing about the party. Given that both of us have clearly visible knitted yarmulkes on our heads, people were interested in our views. They seemed to think my bright orange yarmulke and my bright green…

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