What are Jews who embrace the Black Lives Matter movement endorsing?
by Jonathan Tobin
August 31, 2020
To read the statement signed by more than 600 Jewish groups last week, in which they identified their denominations, synagogues and organizations with the Black Lives Matter movement, it’s clear that they believe they are on the right side of history. The letter, which was published as a full-page ad in The New York Times on Aug. 28, is forthright in its claim that “the Black Lives Matter movement is the current day Civil Rights movement in this country, and it is our best chance at equity and justice. By supporting this movement, we can build a country that fulfills the promise of freedom, unity, and safety for all of us, no exceptions.” READ MORE
BLM’s website says this on their “What we believe” page: “We disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and “villages” that collectively care for one another, especially our children, to the degree that mothers, parents, and children are comfortable.” So why aren’t fathers mentioned here ? Does “disrupting the nuclear family” seem like a Jewish value ? Knowing BLM support boycotts of Israel why do Jews support BLM with such enthusiasm ?