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Tazria-Metzora: Theology Without Underwear

Avigayil Halpern is publishing a weekly feminist dvar Torah on the parsha through her newsletter, Approaching, which is being crossposted to Jewschool. You can subscribe to Approaching here. Tazria and Metzora largely deal with interactions of human bodies with one another and with the sacred. Tzaraat, which is often translated as leprosy,...

How To Not Fight Antisemitism

Throughout the four years of the Trump administration, the rising threat of right-wing antisemitism, and the broader exclusionary ethnonationalism of which it was a core part, spurred a wave of organizing and discussion across the Jewish Left- and for good reason. But what about under Biden? The first issue of Jewish Currents–...

Shmini: Messy Lives

Avigayil Halpern is publishing a weekly feminist dvar Torah on the parsha though her newsletter, Approaching, which is being crossposted to Jewschool. You can subscribe to her newsletter here. Parshat Shmini begins with the conclusion of the ceremonies that dedicate the Mishkan. Moshe passes on priestly responsibilities to his brother, Aharon, and his...

Counting the Omer in Song: Hesed and Sault

For each week of the Counting of the Omer, we plan one or two (or more, if the motivation strikes) posts that tie the theme of the week to songs/artists that do not come from within Judaism but whose approach to indie rock, punk, hip-hop, neo-soul, Afrobeat, or other modern genres resonate...

Daniel Sieradski