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 [...]

Mikveh and water justice: the crossover of your dreams

Mikveh and water justice: the crossover of your dreams

My most recent piece for Jewish Women's Archive is live! I wrote about the unlikely connection between feminism, water conservation, and the mikveh. It's short and sweet but highlights the importance of remembering that Judaism cannot exist in a vacuum, unresponsive to the world around us. https://jwa.org/blog/mikveh-and-water-justice

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 [...]

Trauma-Informed Civil Discourse-An explanation

Trauma-Informed Civil Discourse-An explanation

I'm certainly a little late in getting this up on my site but it's important to share nonetheless. Last semester, I was approached by AU's Project on Civil Discourse to write an article on why our discourse (as a campus, as a community) should be trauma-informed. In truth, I've been hesitant to weigh in on [...]

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 [...]

The Jewish Response to Domestic Violence

The Jewish Response to Domestic Violence

My latest for the wonderful Jewish Women's Archive is up! In this piece, I look at the history of shalom bayit and the incredible women fighting to eliminate domestic violence in Jewish households. Read it here.

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!

It’s imperative that universities provide abortion medication in their health centers. Here’s why.

It’s imperative that universities provide abortion medication in their health centers. Here’s why.

I am a student in DC. I am also at risk of getting pregnant in a place with more fake clinics than real ones. It's one of the many reasons I believe that supplying abortion medication should be the norm for college health centers. Read my full argument on Women's Wire Weekly's amazing blog! While [...]

Riding the wave with the Rising Tide Mikveh Network

Riding the wave with the Rising Tide Mikveh Network

Somehow, a whole month has passed since attending the Summer Gathering held by the Rising Tide Open Waters Mikveh Network. Though I wrote this in the days following the Gathering, the sentiments still remain: attending this conference has fundamentally changed, for the better, my relationship to mikveh. Read my full reflection here.