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Elizabeth Kirshner

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Purim And The Joy Of WTF

By On February 21, 2018

Living joyfully... for no reason at all.… Read More

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Welcome To Being A Woman

By On January 24, 2018

Womanhood, and my struggle to contend with its many definitions and impressions on my life. Honest reflections on girlhood and growth, and the revolution of the sacred feminine. … Read More

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On Respecting Our Past Selves

By On January 10, 2018

Looking back, learning, and laughing with love. How do we relate to who we once were?… Read More

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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

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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

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