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Finding Refuge In Judaism As A Feminist Atheist

This past fall, I decided to stop worrying about the absence of my belief and allow myself the communal experience of prayer. I enjoy it, not because Read...
Jenny Splitter    |   02.21.17   |   SHARE
The room smelled like gefilte fish, and it reminded me of the synagogues I studied in for hours on Sabbath afternoons to please my father.

Long Reads: Out Of The Picture 

A man faces his estranged father and the Ultra-Orthodox Jewish community he had left behind years ago. Read...
Moshe Schulman    |   02.7.17   |   SHARE
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We're not trying to take Christmas away, OK?

3 Things Non-Christians Wish Christians Would Remember During The Holidays

What about the almost 30% of Americans who aren’t Christian? Speaking as a Jew, it can be an awkward time, especially with school concerts, holiday Read...
Katie Simpson    |   12.23.16   |   SHARE
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Performing Black Masculinity: Reflections On A Jewish Boy's Youth

Our perceptions of black masculinity are based on myths white men created to dehumanize black men. But we are captive to these myths inasmuch as we Read...
Ariel Chesler    |   06.25.15   |   SHARE
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Why I Would Never Circumcise My Son

When my husband and I looked at the screen in the ultrasound room and saw that we were having a girl, we both breathed a sigh of relief. Not because Read...
Britni de la Cretaz    |   06.9.15   |   SHARE
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Lest We Never Forget: My Grandfather's Holocaust Story 

I was the last generation fortunate enough to have personally known survivors of the Holocaust. Read...
Tamar Shtrambrand    |   05.11.15   |   SHARE
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The Myth Of Jewish Privilege

The failure to grapple with the complexities of anti-semitism perpetuates a hierarchy of oppression. Read...
Ariel Chesler    |   04.19.15   |   SHARE
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Lena Dunham's Jewish Boyfriend Quiz And The Truth About Anti-Semitism

In the U.S., anti-Semitism is universally condemned. This means that, effectively, anti-Semitism doesn't exist. Read...
Noah Berlatsky    |   03.30.15   |   SHARE
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