Entering the Waters Again: A research presentation on the mikvah

This weekend I had the distinct honor to present my research on mikvah at the Mathias Undergraduate Research Conference. I often get so caught up in everything I’m working out outside of the classroom that I forget about my actual studies (the whole reason I’m at AU in the first place). So having my research […]

International Women’s Day and Israeli Feminism

Happy International Women’s Day! Let’s take a look at the status of women’s rights in Israel and commit ourselves to fighting for feminist values in the US and Israel. Read my latest for Student Israeli here. “Today, Israeli feminists are still fighting for equality within a state that is marred by right-wing, religiously controlled institutions. […]

Interview with Washington Jewish Week: You Should Know

Last week I had the lovely opportunity to be interviewed by Washington Jewish Week about my work at the Adas Israel Community Mikvah! Sam and I talked for almost an hour about my work, my activism, and my thoughts on Jewish justice. The result was a fun overview of what working at the Mikvah means […]

Student Israelity: Tel Aviv Pride

My first repost is up on Student Israelity! Read why this is such a big deal to me here (and why I love SI so much) and their repost here.

Announcing: A new partnership between myself and Student Israelity!

I am SO excited to announce that one of my favorite publications, AU’s very own Student Israelity, has offered to create a partnership between my site and theirs. Having written for them before in the past (here and here), I have a deep admiration for their mission: Everything Student Designed, Everything Student Written, Everything Israel. My […]

A Dialogue on Antisemitism…again!

I am very pleased to announce the next iteration of dialoguing about antisemitism, this time as an official, 7-week dialogue through AU’s Center for Diversity and Inclusion. The Center for Diversity and Inclusion’s website summarizes what to expect during these sessions with three questions: Regardless of your identity, what are your experiences with antisemitism? What […]

Mayyim B’Sasson: A Joyful Mikvah Rededication Ceremony

Wednesday night, many months of hard work came to a beautiful conclusion. Though it feels like I talk about it a lot (and scream it from the rooftops) many of my friends don’t quite understand what I do when I say I work at the mikvah. I was hired in August of 2018 to aid […]

New updates!

I’m stoked to reveal some updates I’ve been making to this site! I’ve totally revamped and reorganized how my posts are categorized and they now are sorted by topic, type, and publication. I’m hoping this makes it easier to navigate and read. Also, I’m always looking for feedback (which you can always give anonymously via […]

Happy 3rd Activist Anniversary!

Yesterday, Facebook reminded me that exactly three years ago I attended my first ever protest. It was the first time I took my feminism to the streets, the first time I demonstrated publically that I practice what I preach. And it scared the shit out of me. I was 19 and, objectively, fairly new to […]

Interview with NowThis: Dayenu, why I marched in the 2019 Women’s March

Last Monday, I received a phone call from Sare Soffer, a reporter and producer for NowThis who asked if I was going to the Women’s March. Throughout our conversation, we discussed the pitfalls of the Women’s March leadership and our hopes for the movement writ large. She asked me if I would like to be […]