Last week, Virginia made history with their vote to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment–first written almost 100 years ago–and finally make women constitutionally equal. This long struggle included some of the greatest activists and feminists this country has ever seen and, unsurprisingly, many of them are Jewish. Read all about them in my latest for […]
Happy Hanukkah! In honor of this holiday of resistance, I’m sharing one of my favorite pieces I’ve written—all about the biblical badass, Judith. I won’t spoil the ending for you, but definitely check out what makes her so incredible. This Forgotten Hanukkah Heroine Deserves All the Love Hanukkah season is here. This means latkes, menorahs, […]
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 […]
Throwback to this important piece by the Alma staff! This post was in direct response to this mess of an article highlighting 12 millennials on why they won’t vote. As you can see, we were having none of it. Check out why I chose to vote here.
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 […]
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.
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!
Tonight I had the honor of getting to speak at the Stop Kavanaugh Vigil on behalf of NARAL outside of the Supreme Court. Aside from feeling like returning home (I spent many, many hours outside SCOTUS this summer), I felt an unbelievable sense of community, support, and of course rage. Rage at Kavanaugh, rage at […]
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 […]
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!