B. Shanes lives in Chicago and will be spending next year on the Hevruta gap year program in Israel.
By B. Shanes
Jewish Day Schools Must End The Silence On Sexual Harassment
My first confrontation with sexual harassment was not on the streets but within my small Modern Orthodox high school. As I walked down the hallways, its walls decorated with quotes from prominent rabbinical figures and pictures of students bent over Judaic texts, I heard my name being called alongside whistles and jeers, crude language and…
Violent Protestors — Not Women Of The Wall — Are Undermining Judaism
On the morning of March 28, the first day of the Jewish month of Nisan, the Women of the Wall will once again gather at the Western Wall for a women-led Rosh Chodesh (new month) service. Once there, the women will likely face an charedi Jewish mob intent on suppressing, or at the very least…
How Israel’s Proposed Anti-BDS Law Would Make Me A Second Class Jew
I do not hesitate to call Israel the great love of my life. I love looking out the window when I’m driving outside of a major city in Israel, noticing the luscious green farmland and fields of wildflowers, or the metallic landscape of the desert mountains, or even just the “yechi” (“Long Live our master,…
I’m a Bisexual Jewish Woman. Is It Wrong That I Want To Pass as Straight?
From communities on all sides, the answer I’m getting is yes
Biden is preparing to defy Israel in wartime — something no president has done since Eisenhower
‘I’m screaming for help’: Jewish students face violence at UC Berkeley Israel talk
I tried to return a damaged book to Amazon. Instead, I got lambasted for living in Israel
Israel’s greatest threat? Unwavering belief in its own morality
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‘Our Palestine Question’: The first American Jews to fight for Palestinian rights
Wed., Mar. 6, 2024 • 2 P.M. ET
Geoffrey Levin, a professor of Jewish studies at Emory University, joins Forward reporter Arno Rosenfeld in conversation about his new book, "Our Palestine Question: Israel and American Jewish Dissent, 1948-1978."
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