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Elizabeth Kirshner

Poem

This One’s For The Fan-Girls

By On August 25, 2016

Elizabeth feels young and old at the same time.… Read More

Poem

If You Love Me, Look Me In The Face

By On August 10, 2016

There seems to be some heavy congestion between our heads and hearts. … Read More

Essay

It’s Okay To Cry On Shabbos

By On July 13, 2016

A stranger on a rooftop teaches Elizabeth how to keep Shabbat and keep her sanity.… Read More

Essay

Madrid And The Most Classic Shabbat

By On June 29, 2016

There's something about the way Shabbat is Shabbat wherever I go. … Read More

Essay

For the Love of Dank Falafel

By On June 15, 2016

Elizabeth describes the beauty of watching Jewish young adults on Birthright connect with their Judaism in a visceral, visionary moment.… Read More

Essay

The Airport Is My Sanctuary

By On June 1, 2016

Air travel feels impersonal in many ways, but also connects large groups of people to each others' shared fate, if only temporarily. Elizabeth reflects on her moments of solitude, and her stirrings… Read More

Essay

Why I Don’t Do Kiruv

By On May 18, 2016

I am responsible for my fellow Jews, and so I think it's best I back off. … Read More

Poem

Jews, Please Stop Apologizing.

By On May 4, 2016

Galut (exile) is when we sooner believe them over ourselves in reading the truths of our own skin, in deciphering the lifelines of our own palms.… Read More

Essay

We Are Nothing And Everything All At Once

By On April 6, 2016

What does it mean to "be yourself"? What can personal transformation teach us about changing the world? … Read More

Poem

Stop Explaining And Start Purim-ing

By On March 23, 2016

I am in a classical art gallery in London and the portraits all blur into a crowd of static, monotonous faces I could not possibly care any less about. I was not… Read More

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