Erin Graff Zivin is Professor of Spanish and Portuguese and Comparative Literature, Chair of the Department of Comparative Literature, and Director of the Graduate Certificate program in
The Torah gives just one unique commandment for Rosh HaShanah, to hear the sound of the Shofar, producing that raw, emotionally complex, array of sounds
I stand at the intersection of many competing and sometimes incongruent identities finding it hard to breathe. I say this acknowledging that I am able
Achvat Amim – Solidarity of Nations is currently accepting applications for our cohort starting in February. We are a five month social justice program in
הִנְנוּ עוֹמְדִים בּוֹשִׁים וְנִכְלָמִים בִּפְנֵי חֲלוֹם אֲשֶׁר נֻפַּץ. אֵין מָנוֹס מִלְּהוֹדוֹת בְּאַשְׁמוֹתֵינוּ, בְּחַטְּאוֹתֵינוּ, וּבְפִשְׁעֵנוּ. עַל אֲשֶׁר עָמַדְנוּ בַּצַּד וְלֹא הִתְעָרַבְנוּ כַּאֲשֶׁר רָאִינוּ אֶת הָעַוְלָה שֶׁנֶּעֶשְׂתָה.
Pictures by Gili Getz; text by Salem Pearce On Sunday, more than 1,000 Jews in New York converged on Amazon’s bookstore in Midtown Manhattan to
#TorahForTheResistance is a campaign by young rabbinical and religious students about Jewish resistance to Trump through the lens of faith, Judaism, and spirituality. Read more here. Buried
This year, we must think carefully about Tu BiShvat’s call. We must think about all of those in our sightlines who are being prevented from planting their roots, the ones who are being denied the most essential human experience of building something permanent, of building something that is forever.
Willingness to make the ultimate sacrifice is, indeed, a Jewish sensibility. However, it is a sensibility that is carefully limited.
Welcome to the Queer Mikveh Project, a documentary film and project asking why mikveh, a Jewish ritual of water immersion, is not more accessible to queer and trans people. The project aims to reframe who gets to do mikveh and how, document queer mikveh projects that currently exist and create more opportunities for engaging in this powerful ritual.