Category Archives: Religion

Bereshit – בראשית

Introduction: I’ve decided to start a sort of “Torah Study” regular entry. Every Saturday (or close to it) I’ll sit down and read the Torah portion, or Parsha, for that week in the original Hebrew with the aid of a … Continue reading

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Not all who claim manhood are men. Not all who are men claim manhood.

I recently had the absolutely wonderful fortune to spend five days in the woods of a very tall place in Pennsylvania, surrounded by queer men who are pagan (and some who don’t identify that way) in the pursuit of spiritual … Continue reading

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Singular They: On Judaism, Tumtum, and Inhabiting a Genderqueer Identity

Those that know me in almost any capacity nowadays know and understand that my gender is a confusing topic full of twists and turns and quite a lot of anger at cisgender people. I was raised male, using he, him, his pronouns, … Continue reading

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I Wore a Kippah

I played with the clips on the inside of my kippah that I bought in Israel, studying the knitted pattern in swirling blues, white and black. I’d felt almost a calling. A whisper at the back of my head. “Where … Continue reading

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Day Nine

In this, dear readers, I can be brief (I hope)! Day Nine was LONG and filled with many stops in Jerusalem to discuss the implications of the occupation of Palestinian territories and the history therein. We started by traveling to … Continue reading

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Days Seven and Eight

  By far, dear readers, these were the days that I both anticipated and dreaded the most. That I knew I would get the most out of, and have the hardest time. These were the days of Tzfat, Tzippori, the … Continue reading

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Day Two

Day two dawned bright and early at 6am. I had intended to wake up earlier than my roommates but they were both way ahead of me! I’m surprised, though; I slept extremely well, and I woke up refreshed and ready … Continue reading

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Day One and a Half

As I sit on the bus, waiting for the group to get comfortable for our trip into Jerusalem, I’m blown away by the immensity of the truth. We are in Israel. Gorgeous, hot, sunny, wonderful Israel. While our trip to … Continue reading

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The Myriad Duties of an Ally

Note: If you’d like to skip down to the listed duties of an ally, please do; I’ll make a header that makes it easy to find. Everything before it is an explanation of how I came to feel like a(nother) … Continue reading

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Today I cut my hair

I leave for The Land of Milk and Honey on June 3rd. In some ways this haircut is symbolic. A ritualistic shedding of the old to allow the growth of the new. In other ways, I really just needed a … Continue reading

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