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Elizabeth Kirshner

Essay

Harry Potter And The Hamsa Tattoo

By On December 13, 2018

There are certainly those who would say my life a new chapter this past Tuesday. I have just started reading Harry Potter for the first time at age twenty-four. I have given… Read More

Essay

Where Are You? Now.

By On November 29, 2018

Apparently humans are the only animals that plan ahead for the future. At least that’s been the conventional belief. Recent research on scrub jays and certain types of monkeys challenges this assumption,… Read More

Culture

The Fish Snake Makes Zionist Hip-Hop

By On November 14, 2018

“The fish snake makes Zionist hip-hop.” It sounds even more ridiculous – and badass – when chanted in a club of hundreds.  Hadag Nahash osim hip-hip tzioni, Hadag Nahash osim hip-hop tzioni!… Read More

Essay

I Cannot Stop Laughing

By On October 31, 2018

Keep calm and...feel G-d's mysterious presence within the chaos?… Read More

Essay

Give And Take

By On October 17, 2018

And so I go. Around the corner, the incline lighting up my thigh muscles, I adlib my usual muttered warrior pep-talk, declaring that I can do it. I can climb this; I… Read More

Essay

Meet Me In The Margins (And I Will Meet You)

By On July 11, 2018

I don't really understand Talmud, but sometimes it speaks to me in ways I can't ignore. … Read More

Poem

Headaches And Headlines (A Sestina Poem)

By On June 27, 2018

Prayer, panic, and politics, in a poem.… Read More

Essay

Privilege And Pareve Dishes

By On May 30, 2018

Maybe one person's "crazy" is another's speed-dial to G-d. … Read More

Essay

I Just Became A Real Israeli

By On May 16, 2018

It's not all Eurovision and hummus, but it's a lot of Eurovision and hummus. … Read More

Poem

Thinking About It Doesn’t Count

By On May 2, 2018

I'm still "in"; are you?… Read More

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