The Jewish women behind all 100 years of the Equal Rights Amendment

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 […]

From the Archives: This Forgotten Hanukkah Heroine Deserves All the Love

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, […]

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 Alma: Why I (and 11 other millennial feminists) voted

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.

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

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

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!

Speaking out at the Supreme Court against Kavanaugh

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 […]

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

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!

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