I thought the reaction to the latest documentary about those leaving Hasidic communities, “One of Us,” would be different. I was wrong.
We couldn’t complain in quiet anymore. We had to do what the Torah calls us to do: act.
How our culture chooses to discuss sexual assault says a lot more about why it happens than specific incidents.
Maybe I should have been resisting all along.
The debate swirling in the Jewish world over the blame for Charlottesville is not normal. And it’s one that has affected the Jewish psyche far more than most of us realize.
A message to the good people of the world: you may be afraid to take a stand, but history has put you in a place where you no longer have an option.
We descended on Trump Tower, all our chest beating with the pain of Charlottesville. And some of us, we just had to dance.
How a haircut in St. Louis turned into a lesson in the mechanics of bigotry.
We like to think that as long as people are kind, caring, and loving that they are “good people.” But the reality is much more complicated than that. Two stories about how I came to realize this in my own life.
And why you shouldn’t listen.