It’s (Past) Time for the Gun Conversation

Lots and lots and lots of Americans own guns. I knew this. I know this. I read about it (especially lately.) Guns are *everywhere.*


The Holocaust and the Dot Com Boom Intertwine in This New Novel

Paper Is White is a novel about the gravitational pull of the past and how it directs and transforms the present.

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There Are No Queer Chassidic Jews: Or Why Shterna Goldbloom is Photographing Them

“I want to show that there are so many ways to be a person,” says artist Shterna Goldbloom about her photography, which centers queer Jewish identities.


“I Wouldn’t Trade My Special Needs for Anything”

I used to think my special needs were a setback, but oh was I so wrong.

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How Should Jewish Feminists Relate to Tarantino?

Can I enjoy that magnificent movie theater sequence at the end of Inglourious Basterds, where secret Jew Shoshanna burns down the building with Hitler in it?

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A recorded conversation with Joy Ladin at Washington's DCJCC. She's wonderfully instructive, sometimes in deeply poignant ways; listen carefully here when she describes, among other things, the plight of transgender teens and their very basic need for shelter. 

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