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

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.    

Reclaiming Zaftig: A Jewish journey of body acceptance

“It’s not a secret that I am zaftig. I can’t hide it, and I no longer want to.”   Over the last few weeks, I’ve been working on writing something that I’ve not only never written about before, but barely speak about: my body. Writing this piece was a long time coming and I am […]

I’m not your ‘Jewish Mother’

I have to be honest: Though I know every group of friends has someone who inevitably becomes the ‘mom,’ I don’t love to be labelled as the Jewish mom of the friend group. So, for my first piece for one of my favorite websites, Alma, I explain why.    

Interview with HerCampus: Queer College Women On How They Are Acting Up & Celebrating Pride in 2018

A few days ago, I wrote about why I chose to leave the country and attend Pride in Tel Aviv. Later, I was interviewed by HerCampus about my experience. Read the piece here!    

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 […]

A Quick Reflection on the Covenant

Chag Sameach/Happy Shavuot! Shavuot is a fairly new holiday for me, as someone still in the early stages of her Jewish Journey. In short, this is a holiday that celebrates when the Israelites received the Torah from G-d at Mount Sinai. In this chapter of the Torah (Exodus chapters 19 and 20), we see G-d […]

I Am Vashti

“I feel the weight of hundreds of women’s eyes on me, wide and shocked, waiting for me to respond. Weeks later, though I am alone, their eyes have not left me.”   I wrote this Midrash* for Jewish Women International to give Vashti a much need voice in the conversation around her. I wanted to […]