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Elad Nehorai

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I’m Not Open-Minded

By On December 8, 2016

I had always thought of myself as open-minded. But then I faced a choice that forced me to introspect about what I really am.… Read More

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Jews Are United, Whether We Like It Or Not

By On November 24, 2016

We're all working together, creating a world we could only have imagined generations ago. And yet... we don't seem to be aware of it.… Read More

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Doing Election Teshuva

By On November 10, 2016

I lost friends. I lost fans. I divided people I had once felt united with. But that's not what I ended up regretting.… Read More

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How Belief Finally Changed Me

By On October 27, 2016

It turns out that habit changes require a final, spiritual key to make them lasting: belief. And it took a book about the science of habit change to help me realize… Read More

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Why I Never Write Anonymously

By On October 13, 2016

I've never written an anonymous piece of writing, even when sharing my most personal experiences. Here's why.… Read More

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Why I Stopped Calling Myself Chabad

By On September 29, 2016

Elad Nehorai takes us on the journey of letting go of an identity, from a change in beliefs to a change in dress, and finally to letting go of a label. … Read More

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Why Hevria Needs You

By On September 20, 2016

Some thoughts about Hevria and things you may not know about it, where we're headed, and why you matter so much to us.… Read More

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I’m No Longer Chabad, So Why Do I Still Have A Beard?

By On September 15, 2016

A former "Chabadnik" examines why he has let go of so much of his former garb, and kept something that seems to be a definitive aspect of Hasidic men: the beard.… Read More

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The Night The Old Lady Killed My Inner Critic

By On September 1, 2016

How seeing an elderly woman perform standup comedy helped shatter the illusion my inner fearful voice had built inside of me. And why it matters.… Read More

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I’m Glad The 9 Days Are Over So I Can Spout Off Again

By On August 18, 2016

On the beauty of learning to be more careful with my words during the 9 Days... and why I'm so freaking glad it's over.… Read More

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