Browsing All posts tagged under »Judaism«

Plaskow’s feminist theology lacks one thing — Theology

October 26, 2011 by


Welcome back to Steiner’s Two Cents — the section in which I probe the interaction between feminism and Judaism as it is filtered through traditional text. Last week, I assessed Moshe Meiselman’s “Jewish Woman in Jewish Law,” which, in my opinion, neglects the deeper feminist criticisms of Judaism — namely, the impact of patriarchy on the […]

Challah baking on frat row: a new kind of Jewish experience

October 9, 2011 by


Photo Credits – Andrew Rosenstein Walking up the steps into the JAM (Jewish Awareness Movement) house on fraternity row, you are immediately overcome by the sights and smells of family and home. While not many living rooms can boast ten lime green armchairs, two couches, several dozen folding chairs, and a family of two rabbis and their wives, […]

committed Jewish lesbian at spiritual crossroads

October 2, 2011 by


I stumbled upon this letter in the JQY (Jewish Queer Youth) online forum. I found it to encapsulate many of the challenges that Jewish queer individuals must face, and I think that understanding and empathizing with these experiences will truly enrich our community.   Hi everyone, I wrote to the group a while back to […]

Matisyahu and the Nine Days

August 4, 2011 by


I wrote this post yesterday as an introduction to my coverage of the Matisyahu concert: Today is my sister’s birthday, and a few days ago, her friends and I decided to celebrate by taking her to a Matisyahu concert. Only once we had bought the tickets, however, did we realize that the concert, which is […]