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Elizabeth Kirshner

Essay

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

Essay

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

Essay

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

Essay

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

Story

But I Still Want The Fig Trees

By On April 5, 2017

The things I want have changed perhaps in their manifestations, but mostly they have not shifted much at the core of things. I am not chained to my daydreams. But I still… Read More

Essay

This Yahrtzeit Calls For Laughter

By On March 22, 2017

Peace and love are laughing matters.… Read More

Essay

Extra Credit

By On March 8, 2017

Elizabeth sits in on Mr. Karpel's English class for a day. … Read More

Essay

Called To Prayer

By On February 8, 2017

Thank you for letting me pray vicariously through you. … Read More

Essay

In The Meantime I’m Doing Laundry

By On January 25, 2017

Elizabeth reflects on the whirlwind experience of a funeral, the challenge of processing an event in the moment, and the things we rely on to keep going… Read More

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