Collapsing Towers: Liveblogging my Quarrel with Haaretz

  Though I don’t agree with them on everything (no one should agree with anything on everything), I ordinarily like Haaretz. I also...

We Are All Images of God: How I Will Beat Anorexia

I grew up knowing that one of the most important values is to honor one’s body. I learned that I was made in the image of God and that made my body...

Take Back the Mikveh: The Need to Democratize Orthodox Judaism

This summer, I had the opportunity to do something that few other men my age do: immerse in the mikveh. Normally, my Jewish  rituals are public: I...

Another War: Conflict in the Paintings of David Reeb

After a summer of war in Israel, David Reeb’s series, “Let’s Have Another War” is a powerful greeting as one enters the gallery at the Tel...

Learning to Undo Ashke-normativity – A Jew in the Motherland

Like most Jews with ties to South Africa, my heritage is extremely Ashkenazi. In fact, both sides of my family largely originate from the same region...

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