Jewish intersectionality

You don't have to go far to see the only progressive movement in the entire Middle East.

Barry Shaw

OpEds Moskowitz Prize for Zionism
Moskowitz Prize for Zionism

Zionism is Jewish intersectionality, the diversity of the incoming exiles, the answer to three millennia of Jewish victimhood.

It is where left and right, black, white and brown, Sephardi and Ashkenazi, religious and secular, intersect, come together in defense of our self preservation, to celebrate our Judaism in whatever form it takes, to struggle to create a better world for ourselves and for others, while protecting those within our community not of the tribe.

As such, Zionism is the most progressive movement in a repressive and violent region. it is especially obvious this week, looking at those who received the 2019 Moskowitz Priז for Zionism on Jerusalem Day.

Zionism is a welcoming host to those who extend their hand in peace and friendship. 
A Zionist knows from experience we do not live in a perfect world. It is a world that still seeks to victimize us.

Never again means never again.

But Zionism is a welcoming host to those who extend their hand in peace and friendship. 

Zionism always gives back more than it receives. This is the true expression of Tikkun Olam, Repair the World. To give to others more than you expect to receive from them. And to do unto others more than you would have them do unto you. 

Zionism is a Jewish justice, achieved by sacrifice only in the last century after wandering in a cruel and unwelcoming world for far too long.

To earn ourselves a small barren corner, to nurture it and defend it with courage and determination. That is Zionism.

That is our fate. That is our future.