Exploring Jewish Identity through Art

“For as long as there have been a Jewish people, there have been questions about what it means to be a part of the Jewish people.”

I am extraordinarily grateful to have experienced a very innovative exploration of these questions in “Authenticity and Identity,” an art exhibit house in Adas Israel Congregation here in Washington, DC. The exhibit features over 70 artworks from over 40 artists–but no criteria were given for the kind of Jew the artists had to be to enter their art, as long as the art focused in some way on the questions of Jewish identity and authenticity.

Clearly, including women in the haggadah resonates strongly.

What a week! I am floored and overwhelmed by how much coverage my haggadah supplement has gotten. Clearly, there is a deep need for feminist additions and interpretations of our Jewish texts, rituals, and traditions. I hope that this supplement is just the start of the conversation.

The women you should add to your Passover Seder this year

Last week, the Passover insert I wrote for National Council of Jewish Women–The Five Women of the Exodus: A Feminist Supplement to the Haggadah–became available! Download, print, and share it here!

Jewish Christmas–alone

This year is one like no other. It makes sense, then, that the holidays would be different this year too. I come from an interfaith background, my dad’s side celebrates Christmas and my mom’s side celebrates Hanukkah. Though, it would be more accurate to say that we all celebrate together.

Thank you, Justice Ginsburg

How do I even begin to capture the enormous legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg? The past few days have been unyielding. In the midst of the whirlwind, I found time to put my grief into words for Alma about how much RBG meant to me as a queer, Jewish activist fighting for abortion access.

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 […]

Announcing: Alma Campus Ambassadorship

THRILLED to announce that I have been selected to be one of the 2018-2019 Alma Ambassadors! As an ambassador, I will have the opportunity to rep Alma (who I have written for quite a bit!) via my social media, encourage readership and newsletter signups, and, of course, more writing! Make sure to check this site […]

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