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 [...]

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!

My Linda Problem

My Linda Problem

As you may know, last week I was arrested while protesting Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing. It was a bizarre (but deeply meaning) handful of hours, from meeting my fellow activists, sleeping outside, and spending my afternoon in zip ties. But the unusual part of my evening was having a productive conversation with Linda Sarsour. And then [...]

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/