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Elizabeth Kirshner


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


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


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


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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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


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


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


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


This Yahrtzeit Calls For Laughter

By On March 22, 2017

Peace and love are laughing matters.… Read More


Extra Credit

By On March 8, 2017

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

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