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.

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/

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.