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Elad Nehorai

Essay

Why I Stayed Orthodox

By On October 11, 2018

When I lost faith in the rabbi that convinced me to be orthodox, one would have expected me to give up on orthodoxy altogether. Here's why I stayed committed.… Read More

Essay

Failing My Way To Leadership

By On September 27, 2018

I did everything wrong. And yet somehow, I keep trying to lead. Here is why.… Read More

Poem

The Neighborhood Kvetch

By On September 4, 2018

The town was finally sick of the constant complaining. And this time, the rabbi was on their side.… Read More

Essay

Why Jewish Artists Will Continue To Be Rebels

By On August 16, 2018

It seems that so many of us public Jewish figures turn on our communities. Here's why it will keep happening, and why it might be a good thing.… Read More

Essay

What Going To A Movie Taught Me About Community

By On June 21, 2018

I went to see a movie that only a few loved, but those few loved with all their hearts. And that, in a nutshell, is what a community is.… Read More

Essay

We Must Stop Expecting Jewish Artists To Be Tzadikim

By On May 10, 2018

When we expect Jewish artists to be tzadikim, we stop religious art from flourishing.… Read More

Essay

It’s All Virtual Here

By On April 26, 2018

I see something that angers me. I yell. But it’s a virtual yell. And so when I yell, and I empty my lungs with all the rage in me, nothing actually happens.… Read More

Essay

When Yeshiva Is Too Perfect

By On April 12, 2018

On the pain of leaving yeshiva, and the tools baalei teshuva need to enter Jewish society healthily and productively.… Read More

Essay

How My Grandmother’s Dementia Taught Me To Remember

By On February 1, 2018

My grandmother's last message to me before she died, and the profound effect it had on me.… Read More

Essay

I Don’t Trust Rabbis. So I Became One.

By On January 18, 2018

The road to Jewish observance has felt like a constant process of disillusionment. But it was in that disillusionment that I learned to forge my own path.… Read More

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