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Look Up!

Walking up a steep hill, on the way back to my room from the art building at Camp Ramah Darom, I see a dark cloud…

How Technology Changes Theology

I go to Target a lot. I get diapers, or groceries, or clothes. But every so often, I have to buy something that’s not on my…

White and Ashkenazi with a Dominican Twist

Tolya Kurchenko—the protagonist of my debut novel, Forgiving Maximo Rothman, and its sequel, Forgiving Mariela Camacho—has a unique identity. Born and labeled a Jew in…

Imminent Threat

The Palestinian participants in the group expressed their hesitation when the plan for the day was first presented. “We really don’t want to go to…

Southern Judaism & Liminal Spaces

I miss last year. I said those words to my mom after my second week of sixth grade. She looked at me and said, “Aves,…

Road Hazard Ahead

I have a radar detector in my car. I don’t know if it’s gotten me out of any tickets, but it’s a constant reminder for…

How to Birth Jewish

I became a doula, and specifically, a doula specializing in Jewish birth, because of my own experiences in labor and delivery. I had planned for…

Home of the Brave?

This moment in national life, and this moment in the Jewish spiritual calendar, both ask deep and real bravery. What’s more, they impel us to…