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Jonathan Fox

Jonathan Fox is a professor of religion and politics at Bar-Ilan University in Ramat Gan, Israel. He directs the Religion and State Project, which tracks faith-related policies around the world.

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Lesley Sachs

Lesley Sachs is the director of Women of the Wall, an international consortium of Jewish women who want women to be able to pray at Jerusalem’s Western Wall. She lives in Jaffa, Israel.

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Jewish Voice for Peace

Jewish Voice for Peace describes itself as a grass-roots organization opposed to anti-Jewish and anti-Muslim bigotry and for Palestinian self-determination and peace in the Middle East. It has multiple branches across the U.S. and lists many local activist leaders by city. Rebecca Vilkomerson is the executive director and Naomi Dann is the media coordinator.

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Francesco Spagnolo

Francesco Spagnolo is the curator of the Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life at the University of California, Berkeley. His specialties include music and digital media, but he has curated a number of visual exhibits at the Magnes, including one on botanical drawings and one on European Jewish posters.

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“Use With Care” handbook

The International Press Institute has prepared a handbook for journalists, titled “Use With Care: A Reporter’s Glossary of Loaded Language in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.” It’s available in print or PDF form (registration required) and includes suggested alternatives to problematic terms.

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Tammi J. Schneider

Tammi J. Schneider is a professor of religion at Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, Calif. She is an expert on Hebrew women in the Bible and is the author of Mothers of Promise: Women in the Book of Genesis.

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Jenny Weisberg

Jenny Weisberg is a stay-home mother of eight children living in Jerusalem with her husband, a rabbi. She blogs about Jewish motherhood at JewishMom.com. Contact via her website.

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Institute for Science and Judaism

The Institute for Science and Judaism works to foster dialogue between science and Judaism. It was started as an adult education program at a Reconstructionist synagogue and now puts on programs, lectures and discussions at other synagogues. It is based in Bethesda, Md.

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Rabbi Menachem Creditor

Rabbi Menachem Creditor is the spiritual leader of Congregation Netivot Shalom in Berkeley, Calif. He is also an author, musician, teacher, and activist, and he has worked in Ghana and in the White House. He writes for the Huffington Post and the Times of Israel and blogs at menachemcreditor.org.

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