Why I’m Preparing for Yom Kippur By Protesting at the Supreme Court

Why I’m Preparing for Yom Kippur By Protesting at the Supreme Court

Today, the Supreme Court is hearing arguments on whether or not it is legal to fire people for being LGBTQ. In 2019. In America. This is the reality we live in, folks. Yet many, many straight people I've talked to in the last few days have no idea this is happening. So read my latest [...]

RBG’s subtle and Jewish resistance explained

RBG’s subtle and Jewish resistance explained

I kind of can't believe this, but I wrote about RBG for the first time. No idea why it took so long! The other day, Justice Ginsburg once again reminded the world she's a force to be reckoned with. During an interview with NPR, she said: “There was a senator — I think it was [...]

Jews, Stars of David, and the DC Dyke March, oh my!

Jews, Stars of David, and the DC Dyke March, oh my!

Just like the DC Dyke March, I'm back from my hiatus! And just like the DC Dyke March, I'm stirring the pot. Once again, a Dyke March has chosen to deliberately exclude Jewish symbolism from their march and I am not having it. Read my full takedown on Alma here: https://www.heyalma.com/why-wont-the-d-c-dyke-march-accept-queer-jews-like-me/?utm_content=buffer5cce4&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

This Jewish Woman Marches Anyways: My (complicated) thoughts on the Women’s March

This Jewish Woman Marches Anyways: My (complicated) thoughts on the Women’s March

Do I march? Do I stay home? My mixed feelings on the Women's March aren't new and they certainly aren't a secret. For months now, the March's leadership has been rocked with valid criticism and outrage over their lack of condemnation (and seeming approval) of antisemitism. As a feminist and activist, as an attendee of [...]

The Jewish response to abortion and why we’re *still* talking about it in 2018

The Jewish response to abortion and why we’re *still* talking about it in 2018

Religious liberty is a term that is most often thrown around by right-wing, conservative-leaning Christians in the context of taking away other people's rights. These rights tend to be what I would consider progressive, the right to love and marry whomever you choose, the right control when and how you start a family, and the [...]

Techines: Yiddish prayers by women, for women

Techines: Yiddish prayers by women, for women

My latest for Alma is up! In this piece, I discover how powerful these simple Yiddish prayers are for women and the role they served both hundreds of years ago and today. Read it here!

What it meant to get arrested for protesting Kavanaugh as a feminist and a Jew

What it meant to get arrested for protesting Kavanaugh as a feminist and a Jew

Yesterday, I was arrested. Yep. What would possess me, a 21-year-old, to participate in a civil disobedience direct action? Well, unsurprisingly, my feminist and my Jewish values. Read a full reflection on my experience and watch a clip below! https://www.heyalma.com/honor-arrested-brett-kavanaughs-confirmation-hearing/

Mikvah as a feminist practice? How an ancient ritual bath is being reclaimed

Mikvah as a feminist practice? How an ancient ritual bath is being reclaimed

I am so excited this piece is up! I explore what ways that mikvah, a Jewish ritual bath, is being reclaimed and revamped as a progressive, feminist, MODERN, practice. Check it below: https://t.co/ePYuLLXlg8

Reclaiming Zaftig: A Jewish journey of body acceptance

Reclaiming Zaftig: A Jewish journey of body acceptance

"It’s not a secret that I am zaftig. I can’t hide it, and I no longer want to."   Over the last few weeks, I've been working on writing something that I've not only never written about before, but barely speak about: my body. Writing this piece was a long time coming and I am [...]

I’m not your ‘Jewish Mother’

I’m not your ‘Jewish Mother’

I have to be honest: Though I know every group of friends has someone who inevitably becomes the 'mom,' I don't love to be labelled as the Jewish mom of the friend group. So, for my first piece for one of my favorite websites, Alma, I explain why.