Israel at War

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40,000 Blue Ribbons on Trees for Hostages
Show your support for bringing home the 220 hostages in captivity by tying a blue ribbon to trees in front of your homes and organizations. Join this viral campaign that keeps the civilians in captivity at the forefront of public consciousness. 
Contact Team Blue Ribbons with questions or to reserve free ribbons for your organization. Watch video.

Daily update

Jewish People Policy Institute (JPPI) live-stream in-depth analysis from Jerusalem
Tablet Magazine  Daily update on the War in Israel  

Just for Teens

Jewish Boston Teens
Template letter to send to school administrator
What Teens Really Think About Anisemitism

For Teachers, Parents, Students

Educational Resources curated by Rachel Fish, PhD


For Heaven’s Sake Podcast part of the Shalom Hartman Institute’s iEngage Project
Honesty with Bari Weiss The Free Press
Identity/Crisis Podcast Yehuda Kurtzer, president of the Shalom Hartman Institute
Israel on the Inside Dr. Daniel Gordis


An Open Letter to President Biden Dov Lipman, The Times of Israel
Anti-Zionism Is a More Malevolent Form of Anti-Semitism Wall Street Journal (WSJ)
Here’s How to Talk to Your Kids About the Violence in Israel and Gaza Kveller
How to Talk to Children About the Conflict in Israel Union of Reform Judaism
Letter from the Home Front Shelley Kleiman Trachtenberg, The Times of Israel
Marc Rowan: University Donors, Close Your Checkbooks The Free Press
Matti Friedman: My Phone Says 2023. It Feels Like 1948. The Free Press
October 2023 Israel-Hamas War: We answer your FAQs Unpacked for Educators
Opinion: For students and scholars, words matter. That’s why this is so appalling  Rachel Fish, CNN
The Harvard Crimson refuses to publish my letter critical of President Claudine Gay Alan Dershowitz
Three questions for the global far left | Yair Lapid, The Times of Israel
UPenn donors were right eJP Opinion
Your Jewish friends are Not OK Josef Blumenfeld
Why is Israel being blamed for the Hamas massacre? Yossi Klein Halevi, The Times of Israel 


The Times of Israel Yossi Klein Halevi


American Jewry and the War in Israel: What Do We Do Now? Brett Stephens and Rachel Fish
The Jewish Moral Case Against a Ceasefire Rabbi Joseph Meszler, Temple Sinai of Sharon

Transcript of Speech

Mayor Adams Delivers Remarks at “New York Stands With Israel” Rally

Jewish Organizations

American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
Blue Ribbon Campaign Collaboration of support of Israel
Boundless Israel
Israeli American Council (IAC)
Open Door Media
Standwith us

Places to Donate

American Friends of Magen David Adom
Israel’s version of the Red Cross, has been providing emergency aid and information since early on; one of its drivers was killed responding to the attack. Bloomberg is now matching donations.

Brothers For life
Israeli version of Wounded Warriors.

Combined Jewish Philanthropies Emergency Fund
The Boston Jewish community’s emergency Israel fund – money is distributed to trusted organizations in Israel.

Friends of the IDF
A non-military organization that supports soldiers, veterans and their family members

United Hatzalah
An Israeli free, volunteer-based emergency medical services organization throughout Israel. Its mission is to provide immediate medical intervention during the critical window between the onset of an emergency and the arrival of traditional ambulance assistance.

non-governmental rescue and recovery organization has special expertise in retrieving bodies from disaster scenes. The group announced that it had retrieved 250 bodies from the scene of the festival that was attacked early in the onslaught.