Moments in the Mikveh: 3 Poems for Gender Week

Tupac, Anne Frank, & Hannah Szenes – Poetic Justice Of Beshert In this shtetl known as life, I wonder if I will see a brighter tomorrow...

“Gay!” vs. “Goy!”: Examining “Manliness” in Yeshiva vs. Public High Schools

This semester, I read C. J. Pascoe’s Dude, You’re A Fag, an ethnography of a typical American public high school. To summarize some of...

What Does Mechitza Have to Do With Racism? On Patriarchy and the Outsourcing of Blame in Jewish Communities

“The African newscaster asked the Jewish rabbi why there were no female rabbis, and the rabbi was very clever – he asked why there were no female...

Is College Compatible With Orthodox Gender Laws?

As an Orthodox person who attended an all-girls high school, single-sex spaces basically defined my life for four years. Keeping with the general...

Integrity vs. Tradition Should Never be a Choice

The layout of a room is its first impression. It sets the tone for what goes on there, what the proper decorum is—the general mood. Classrooms are...

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