Allison Darcy is a writer, seeker, and graduate student of religion. Her current research focuses on new Jewish ritual, material culture, and the intersection of Judaism with race and gender studies.
By Allison Darcy
10 Ways To Lift Each Other Up In The New Year
For me, Tashlich, the Jewish custom of symbolically casting off one’s sins into a body of water, is the heart of the High Holidays. There’s something very empowering about tossing my rock, my sin, my guilt into the water and hearing it break through, sinking to where I will not find it again. It’s gone….
Are Your Jewish Views On Intermarriage Racist?
Just over five years ago, a well-intentioned rebbetzin presented me with a gift. I thought it might be a book on Jewish feminism or ritual, the things I am most passionate about academically. Instead, I found an orange book that boldly displayed its title: “Dear Rabbi, Why Can’t I Marry Her?” At the time, I…
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