something felt wrong

"I remember traveling in Israel my senior year in high school hearing from a speaker how to make flyers about Israel in college-- white text on black background-- so that they're more difficult to deface. Something felt wrong, but only later could I fully articulate my discomfort. Why didn't we talk about why people might react to a flyer about Israel and how to engage with the difficult reality of Israel rather than solely focusing on how to celebrate it and fight back against anyone with other ideas?" -Avi Smolen, Schechter of Essex & Union (Golda Och), Ramah Nyack