Monday, December 29, 2014

J Street Founder’s 3 Wishes for 2015: More Art, Empathy, Re-Committment

By Jeremy Ben-Ami

WASHINGTON, D.C.---In a victory for those seeking political limits on art and speech in communal institutions, Washington’s Jewish Community Center has fired the artistic director of the acclaimed Theater J. His ouster caps a successful campaign by a small group of activists to shutter the theater over the content of its programming related to Israel. But the right way to deal with speech or art you don’t agree with is to counter it with other speech and art, not to shut it down. [link]