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 [...]

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

Entering the Waters Again: A research presentation on the mikvah

Entering the Waters Again: A research presentation on the mikvah

This weekend I had the distinct honor to present my research on mikvah at the Mathias Undergraduate Research Conference. I often get so caught up in everything I'm working out outside of the classroom that I forget about my actual studies (the whole reason I'm at AU in the first place). So having my research [...]

International Women’s Day and Israeli Feminism

International Women’s Day and Israeli Feminism

Happy International Women's Day! Let's take a look at the status of women's rights in Israel and commit ourselves to fighting for feminist values in the US and Israel. Read my latest for Student Israeli below. "Today, Israeli feminists are still fighting for equality within a state that is marred by right-wing, religiously controlled institutions. [...]

Student Israelity: Tel Aviv Pride

Student Israelity: Tel Aviv Pride

My first repost is up on Student Israelity! Read why this is such a big deal to me here (and why I love SI so much) and their repost here.

Interview with NowThis: Dayenu, why I marched in the 2019 Women’s March

Interview with NowThis: Dayenu, why I marched in the 2019 Women’s March

Last Monday, I received a phone call from Sare Soffer, a reporter and producer for NowThis who asked if I was going to the Women's March. Throughout our conversation, we discussed the pitfalls of the Women's March leadership and our hopes for the movement writ large. She asked me if I would like to be [...]

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 [...]

Interview with Sasha Jones: Profile of an Activist

Interview with Sasha Jones: Profile of an Activist

I'm so flattered and excited to share this video that my good friend Sasha made of me for her Backpack Video Journalism class. She was tasked with finding someone whom most people wouldn't expect to be 'amazing.' In the video, she asks me about my experiences around protesting and participating in civil disobedience. Check it [...]

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.