Two quick things: Israel’s social protests & Troy Davis.

I don’t post on Shabbat, and may not be around at all until after Labor Day, so quickly, before I take off:

  1. If you’re looking for information on Israel’s J14 social movement and the Million Person March slated for Saturday night, some good resources are: +972 Magazine, HaAretz, and Twitter — note: even if you’re not “on Twitter,” you can click through on these links to see what these folks are saying, and get to the sources to which they’re linking: @972mag, @j14ENG (an English-language aggregator/translator of many and varied j14 sources), @ibnezra, @DidiRemez, @myaguarnieri, @gershonbaskin, and (possibly) @acarvin.
  2. Please don’t forget Troy Davis. It is entirely likely that the State of Georgia will give Mr. Davis his execution date once the Labor Day holiday is behind us, and I repeat: Mr. Davis is almost certainly innocent of the crime for which the State of Georgia wants to kill him. Please, if you haven’t signed the Amnesty petition yet (click here), or are a member of the clergy or legal profession and haven’t yet joined the sign-on letters (click here) — please do so. A man’s life very literally hangs in the balance. It’s especially important to get the involvement of people in Georgia — please pass the word on!


  1. dmf

     /  September 4, 2011

  2. Sarah Apfel

     /  September 6, 2011

    Just received an email from a friend of Troy’s sister Martina – an execution date has been set for September 21. Words fail.

  3. Perhaps it’s time to ask our President, who has the power of pardon, to intervene.

    • Sarah Apfel

       /  September 7, 2011

      Have emailed & written to Eric Holder but I think you’re right – certainly can’t hurt.