What you call politics, we call Torah

Twelve leaders were sent to spy the land. Ten returned reporting fortified cities and giants. They warned that entering the land would be dangerous, even deadly. They spoke the truth, but they were punished severely, leading generations of Rabbis to try to determine where exactly they went wrong. Commentators claim they were tasked only with […]

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Here I Am

Intimacy is a scar Wrapped around the boy’s arm, A motorbike accident, I touched it, He hates it. I wanted it to be something I could love about the boy. When I was nineteen I was in a play at uni called Three Short Deaths. The play was an enactment of its title. In quick […]

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Is the answer a woman?

The Western Wall is a symbol for Judaism around the world. It is hailed as a spiritual place of pilgrimage, promise, exile and archeology. It has recently become a contested site and a place of hostility and animosity. The Wall has most recently become a place of injustice, segregation and inequality, but a group of […]

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What Does Post-Gay Mean To Me?

Being gay – or certainly growing up gay – can involve trauma for many people.  Trauma for the young gay person.  Trauma for the young gay person’s family and friends who are cowered into a “don’t ask, don’t tell” mentality.  Or worse still “ask but don’t tell”. Coming out of the closet involves relief, liberation, […]

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Dancing the Cuban dance

My husband has a black and white poster in his study that features a classic Cuban vintage American car driving through what is seemingly a typical Havana street. He has often mentioned that he wanted to witness that vision before Cuba went through any changes, which seems to be inevitable given the current political climate […]

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