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  • The “Girl Crush”

    By Chanel Dubofsky

    December 28, 2010 | 5:05 pm

    On the train coming home last night, I started reading Aryn Kyle’s new story collection, Boys and Girls Like You and Me. It is less than 24 hours later and I’m surprised I was able to close the book, walk down to this coffee shop and type these sentences. It’s so painful and... read on
  • It Takes A Chasm to Emerge in the Inner Circle

    By Tera Greene

    December 23, 2010 | 9:21 pm

    “It Takes A Chasm to Emerge in the Inner Circle”
    *

    2010 started off
    ab
    so
    lute
    ly

    shirtty.

    With the absence of the ‘r’,
    the year unclothed me,
    -exposed me -
    to the true nature of people,
    those with my best intentions,
    and those just looking to leverage me
    -and my generous... read on

  • Shabbat in Nepal

    By Janelle Eagle

    December 19, 2010 | 6:43 am

    As a documentary filmmaker, I sometimes get to go to exotic places and have experiences that are quite difficult to capture and describe. Currently, I am on one of those journeys; I am traveling in Nepal to film two documentaries about poverty-stricken children and the hope they... read on

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  • The Sticky

    By Chanel Dubofsky

    November 28, 2010 | 4:46 pm

    Last week, I wrote a piece at the Sisterhood about the current movement to reclaim and redefine feminism, and the need for establishing boundaries around that definition. In the piece, I talked about how a centerpiece for claiming a feminist identity must include active allyship in... read on

  • Tolerant Vs. Inclusive: Empowering Our Jewish Clergy, Educators and Families

    By Lia Mandelbaum

    November 28, 2010 | 1:20 am

    Last month, at an event called Tikkunfest I met a bright young man who told me about his cousin’s recent suicide.  He explained, “Jeremy was a quiet, studious boy, who loved sushi and Italian food. He lived in a small conservative Jewish community in France, and followed Judaism... read on

  • Thanks for the Support

    By Kalil Cohen

    November 25, 2010 | 11:15 am

    Today I am thankful for having a supportive, inclusive, and culturally diverse Jewish community.  Last Friday in Los Angeles we commemorated Transgender Day of Remembrance at Beth Chayim Chadishim (BCC) in collaboration with JQ International’s Trans Inclusion Committee, of which I... read on

  • Preaching to the Converted

    By Janelle Eagle

    November 24, 2010 | 2:19 pm

    In my humble opinion, the LGBTQ Jewish community has to make a lot of choices. While we can’t choose our sexuality or gender identity, we can choose whether or not to embrace ourselves truthfully. There is not a more exemplary community than the LGBTQ Jewish community than those who... read on

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