Gay Pride and Prejudice

On Thursday, six people were stabbed at the Pride March, and 2) early Friday morning two Palestinian homes were set on fire and as a result four family members werw hospitalized and a baby died. It's horrifying enough just to read the headlines without thinking too deeply about it. But unfortunately both of those events comes in a context of a long and painful history, spattering more blood on the already stained pages.

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To You, With Love From A Fellow Human

To the invaluable human soul behind the screen reading my words, I want to talk to you about this week. Sunday the semester starts, and that's not enough time to recover from the emotional impact of this week's events. It's not fair. Yesterday, a crazy person killed a baby with a car. Today, both Jews … Continue reading To You, With Love From A Fellow Human

Why We Need Pride In Jerusalem

Too many people have asked me that question, so here's your answer. I am so incredibly proud to be a resident of Jerusalem right now. For one shining moment, no matter who you are - gay, lesbian, bi, trans, queer, pan, in, out, religious, secular, in between...for one moment you can just live in a … Continue reading Why We Need Pride In Jerusalem

Women Talk to a Wall – and Get Arrested

On the first day of every Jewish month, women all over the world hold their breath. Some of us cross our fingers; some of us pray or meditate. Some of us can't be there to support them, so wherever we are we hold still and hope really hard that the Women of the Wall don’t … Continue reading Women Talk to a Wall – and Get Arrested

Stand With Israel, Chances Are You Owe Us One

Being a university student means occasionally getting emails from the Dean's office. But how often do they say something like this: "Due to the security situation, students wishing to host relatives and friends from the South of Israel in their dormitories may file a request." Only in Israel would the Dean's Office give permission to … Continue reading Stand With Israel, Chances Are You Owe Us One

Time Travel in Everyday Life

What would you do if you had a time machine? Comedian Louis CK says, "Go back in time and make you not ask me that question." I like to believe that actions make a difference. Sometimes it gets a little hard to keep believing that, especially when proof to the contrary springs up right before … Continue reading Time Travel in Everyday Life