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 here and watch a clip my arrest here and below!

The Jewish Reason to Protect Domestic Violence Survivors Seeking Asylum

The Jewish Reason to Protect Domestic Violence Survivors Seeking Asylum

I am SO proud of this piece. I wrote this pretty close to when the news broke of Session's rollback of asylum protections but struggled for weeks to find a place that would publish it. Thank you so much to Jewish Women's Archive for believing in it! Read it here. "We cannot forget domestic violence survivors at [...]

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

First Relationship Building Institute in the books!

First Relationship Building Institute in the books!

I can't believe that I only get to have ONE RBI before graduating! I am so lucky to have had the opportunity to connect with my peers, learn from some of the greats, and win a round of bowling (still not sure how that happened. Check out my reflection here!    

Your guide to Jewish, feminist protest

Your guide to Jewish, feminist protest

I carry my Jewish values with me everywhere, but nowhere is more important than at a protest. I am so excited that Jewish Women's Archive asked me to write down some of my thoughts. This piece is a Jewish/feminist expansion of my previous piece for Youth Radio and I am stoked to share it! Read it here.    

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 [...]

The overlooked and understudied medical condition women face in bed.

The overlooked and understudied medical condition women face in bed.

Many women are suffering in silence even though vaginismus affects between 5 and 17% of sexually active women. But what is it? Check out this important piece I wrote for Cycles+Sex here!      

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.    

Protest is patriotic. Here’s how to do it.

Protest is patriotic. Here’s how to do it.

I believe that protest and dissent is a fundamental patriotic value. And I take these values seriously enough to act on them frequently. My roommate noticed my protest kit I made in my apartment, and after laughing at me for an appropriate amount of time, encouraged me to explain what was in it and how [...]

On Friend’s Day, Honoring an interfaith friendship

On Friend’s Day, Honoring an interfaith friendship

Happy Friends' Day, friends! Check out this important piece I wrote for JWI about a very important friendship in my life.