When Love isn’t Enough

In the wake of the shooting, I have seen a lot of support from mainstream society towards the LGBTQ in the form of two phrases: ‘love is love’ and ‘love wins’ (adopted as the hashtag for marriage equality). I have seen few members of LGBTQ community use these phrases, and I think it’s important to […]

No, you can’t blame Islam for the Orlando shooting.

The amount of Islamophobia on Facebook today in wake of the Orlando shooting is horrible and is missing the point. Radical Islam doesn’t have a problem with homophobia. Societies everywhere have a problem with homophobia. You can’t ban gay men from donating blood, not allow trans people to use their bathroom of choice, fail to […]

Learning Feminism in Bnei Brak

I’m looking at myself in a window to make sure my outfit is okay. I am looking at my reflection to make sure I still recognize myself. I’m in Bnei Barak, an ultra-Orthodox neighborhood next to Tel Aviv. I threw out my full-length mirror years ago, and checking my appearance in a window has become […]

Reflections on days I wish hadn’t happened

Two days, two murders. In one, I am part of the oppressed, and in the other, part of the oppressor. Both were done in the name of god, and I wonder what kind of god the perpetrators believe in. Thursday, I am not at Jerusalem pride, because I have a friend’s bachelorette party. I’m in […]