This is the first time I’ve seen such an accurate portrayal of this familiar experience where journalists curry favor with Chasidim and ex-Chasidim.
My mind played ‘what if’ games: What if I had stayed behind in yeshiva?
What would have happened that night to my drunk formerly religious friend if I hadn’t been there?
I couldn’t help but feel slightly giddy. Giddy – and betrayed – by liberal Jews who just could not muster up any excitement.
The holiday of lights is super lit. Hanukkah marijuana, or Marijuanakkah, is serious business. Here are the Jewish rules and customs you need to know:
The victory of Doug Jones was a small repudiation of our assaulter-in-chief. I am more reluctant to say it was a miracle.
It’s not that I don’t appreciate acts of generosity. It is that my brain still does not know how to comprehend new wealth that I didn’t earn.
This essay is part of our ongoing series, Outside the Bubble: Class and Inequality in the Jewish Community. It explores the class divides in Jewish communities of all denominations, and the financial struggles belonging to these communities can incur. Please email your thoughts and essays to email@example.com.
Be open because having numerous voices makes your experience richer. Whether or not Orthodoxy responds should not affect your bottom line.
Large Jewish non-profits cater to many Jews, working hard to be inclusive. Except, too often, for the Sabbath- and kosher-observant.