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Elizabeth Kirshner


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


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


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


I Cannot Stop Laughing

By On October 31, 2018

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


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


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


Headaches And Headlines (A Sestina Poem)

By On June 27, 2018

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


Privilege And Pareve Dishes

By On May 30, 2018

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


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


Thinking About It Doesn’t Count

By On May 2, 2018

I'm still "in"; are you?… Read More

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