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Why Jewish Institutions Must Divest From State Violence

In the weeks before the horrific murder of Charleena Lyles, a Black woman and mother of four killed by members of the Seattle Police Department (SPD) on June 18, we learned that the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle planned to present the SPD its "Tikkun Olam" award. Tikkun Olam, or repairing the world, is a central concept of Jewish social justice, and we shared outrage with many progressive Jews in Seattle that a police department -- especially one currently under court supervision for excessive force and racially biased policing -- would receive such an award.  Read more.

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