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 here!    

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

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.    

The road to renewing VAWA in 7 steps (call your reps)

Finally, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) has been introduced for reauthorization in the House on Thursday, July 26th by Sheila Jackson Lee (D) of Texas’s 18th district. Here’s a breakdown of everything you need to know: . 1) There are very, very minimal changes to VAWA this time around, due to the political climate […]

Reflecting on Platform’s Platform

Some of my favorite things in this world are, in no particular order, grassroots organizing, feminism, and badass women. Getting the opportunity attend Platform’s convention, which strategically combines all three of those things, felt like a dream come true. Unfortunately, I had to miss the first of three days, as I was scheduled to work […]

On the frontlines to #SaveSCOTUS

Last night, hundreds of people worried about the prospect of an ill-suited, backward-thinking Supreme Court justice. I am proud to have been able to participate in the demonstration and stand next to some of the most important voices of our time while they responded to the nomination and discuss what happens next. Check out clips […]

We are all responsible for our own theology.

I have been thinking a lot lately of theology. With our administration using bastardized New Testament scripture as justification for their horrific and inhumane policies, I hurt. I hurt not only as a moral human being but as a Jew. Theology has been the justification for countless atrocities throughout the world’s history. The scripture that […]

Tel Aviv Pride

What does Pride mean for me? In the US, fear. Fear that a fascist government will soon take away my basic human and civil rights to live my life the way I choose to as a bisexual woman. Anxiety that at any moment, a supporter of the 45th’s regime will harm me-verbally or physically. And […]

Another one down, one more to go: passing the Equal Rights Amendment

Last night, the state of Illinois made a historic move to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment declaring definitively that they would tolerate constitutional sex discrimination no more. I have been kvelling all morning, so I wrote a quick piece on why this is momentous vote bodes well for the future of women. Read my full piece […]

Yes, there’s another Equal Pay Day we have to ‘celebrate’: this one is for moms.

Happy Mom’s Equal Pay Day everyone! Did you know, the woman who raised you, loved you, cared for you, will earn 29% less than your dad? Simply because she’s a woman? Who knew! As if women in the workplace don’t already have enough on their plates, from pregnancy discrimination, sexual harassment, limited opportunities for career […]