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 [...]

One year later: On Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, Yom Kippur, and too many “sorrys”

One year later: On Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, Yom Kippur, and too many “sorrys”

One year after Dr. Ford testified to Congress, her story is still resonating with me. Especially just how much time she spent apologizing during her time. In light of Yom Kippur, a day of repentance and supplication, here's what excessive apologizing means to me. Read my latest on JWA: https://jwa.org/blog/one-year-later

Why DC Statehood Is So Important For Abortion Rights

Why DC Statehood Is So Important For Abortion Rights

Y'ALL I MADE IT INTO BUSTLE! I am out of my mind excited for this (and honestly still shocked that it happened) especially considering Bustle is such a well-known outlet and this may seem like a niche topic. But it's real! Check out all of the reasons why DC statehood is a feminist issue that [...]

Escorting at an Abortion Clinic is Praying with My Feet

Escorting at an Abortion Clinic is Praying with My Feet

Getting this up here late! But I am so proud to have my first ever piece up for Lilith Magazine (I've been a subscriber for almost four years!). This summer I spent a lot of time thinking about abortion and the reproductive freedom movement. I also became a trained clinic escort and have applied to [...]

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 [...]