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Elizabeth Kirshner

Essay

How To Shut Up And Get Enlightened In Three Days

By On December 13, 2017

The power of silence, the limits of words... in essay form. … Read More

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Confessions Of A Bad Pluralist

By On November 29, 2017

On "doing me" and letting "you do you," when it's just not that simple. … Read More

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In Other Words

By On November 15, 2017

I speak two languages, and I am basically speechless. … Read More

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Justice, For Real – For Me, Too

By On October 18, 2017

In solidarity with the #MeToo movement against sexual violence, Elizabeth reflects on her relationship to misogyny and rape culture, and considers insidious forms of toxic masculinity disguised as justice, based on personal… Read More

Essay

I Will Never Win And That’s The Point

By On August 23, 2017

Between paternalism and passivity, solidarity and self-righteousness, the ever-process of understanding begins with an admission of irreparable ignorance. … Read More

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I Learn Torah For All The Wrong Reasons

By On August 9, 2017

"A person should only learn Torah from a place her heart is seeking." (BT AZ 19a)… Read More

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I Will Echo Your Tune

By On July 26, 2017

This time of year calls for reduced joy, but I can't stop listening to the classics. … Read More

Long Read

You Can’t Throw Away Photographs

By On June 7, 2017

A meditation on the demands of memory, and the roots of personal identity… Read More

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Final Grades And Goodbyes

By On May 24, 2017

I’ve graduated and my professor died unexpectedly. This was not on the syllabus.… Read More

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I’ve Become A Whispering Zionist

By On May 3, 2017

Sometimes I don't want to explain myself. I usually don't get it either. … Read More

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