Hello! My name is Ben Lorber and I’m an organizer and writer. Today I organize in the movement for justice and peace in Israel/Palestine. I’ve also been active around racial and economic justice struggles, migrants’ rights and worker organizing movements in Chicago and elsewhere. Just another anti-Zionist Jew who wants to smash fascism and raise the sparks!

In my day job I work as Campus Coordinator with Jewish Voice for Peace, an organization that fights for justice in Palestine, though of course, the views expressed here are my own. I also make weird folksy music as Narrow Bridge- check out my Bandcamp! I live with my lovely partner and two cuddly cats in Chicago, Illinois.

I started this blog shortly after the election of Donald Trump in November 2016, because I felt that, as the country and world slips again into fascism, it’s important for radicals to document our perceptions of the startling events unfolding around us. I also wanted a place to put my political diatribes, philosophical musings, spiritual ponderings, and more. I’ve included in this blog various Israel/Palestine articles I wrote throughout 2015, as well as my earlier work as a journalist from 2011-2013.

I really hope you enjoy my thoughts on this strange and beautiful world of ours 🙂


(my grandma made this)

"Wherever we [all] live, that is our homeland."
“Wherever we [all] live, that is our homeland.”
(Jewish Labor Bund anti-Zionist poster, circa 1918)

2 thoughts on “About”

  1. Hello Mr. Lorber. My name is Marcello Di Cintio and I am going to be the writer-in-residence at the Palestine Writing Workshop this June. I am very interested in a story you wrote in Mondoweiss about the prisoners’ library in Nablus. I have a few questions. If you have the time, please drop me a line. My email is harmattan(at)telus(dot)net.



  2. I really liked that Bundist poster. The Jewish homeland is Montréal, Paris, NYC, Buenos Aires and many other places. Wherever Jews live.

    One of the most extreme alt-right types who “admired” Jews (in Israel) in a twisted way was the neofascist terrorist Anders Behring Breivik…


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