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I have every right to hate Jewish men, Jewish faith, Jewish Rabbis and Jewish laws.   In fact, every single Jew has that right. Because we were born with something called Bechira (choice). Everyone has the freedom to make choices to live their life with good and evil and shades of […]
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When Dov first discovered his father’s gambling addiction, he was paralyzed. It was bad enough that his otherwise religious parent was breaking Shabbos to get his fix. Dov wasn’t sure what he should do. Should he confront his father? Pretend he didn’t know? What is a child’s role in a […]
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I have had tortuous abuse in my life, the silence being the factor which I’ve suffered from the most. The feeling of always having to quiet myself for fear of my secrets being out. It may sound like what a spy goes through after debrief and reintegration into civilian life, […]
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I have had tortuous abuse in my life, the silence being the factor which I’ve suffered from the most. The feeling of always having to quiet myself for fear of my secrets being out. It may sound like what a spy goes through after debrief and reintegration into civilian life, […]
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Last week, I read about how US Gymnastics is getting a major overhaul in safety. Five years since it came out that pedophile Larry Nasser abused many of their star athletes for decades, the organization is under intense pressure to create a serious cultural shift and prove that it can build […]
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Netflix brought Israeli hit TV show Shtisel back for a third season, but inconveniently released it right before Pesach, so my Shtisel season 3 watching has only just begun. I watched the first episode Monday night, and I was blown away on many levels. Twitter users have told me it […]
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Traditional media often highlights the abusers of the religious Jewish community, but thankfully, there are so many out there in the Orthodox Jewish world working to create positive change, like Dr. Shani Verschleiser. Verschleiser is a trauma therapist and the founder of Magenu, an organization that works to protect our […]
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Traditional media often highlights the abusers of the religious Jewish community, but thankfully, there are so many out there in the Orthodox Jewish world working to create positive change, like Dr. Shani Verschleiser. Verschleiser is a trauma therapist and the founder of Magenu, an organization that works to protect our […]
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I didn’t know any Orthodox Jews growing up, but I hated them. I heard bad things about them from my father and friends, watched the news, and consumed media. I’d see them when my family took trips to New York City and felt both ashamed by them and sad for […]
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Osher Bar & Grill: L.A.’s First Glatt Kosher Sports Bar With its family-style smooth wood tables, sleek bar, industrial beams, exposed-brick walls and 13 large television screens, Osher Bar & Grill looks like it could be a regular sports bar in Anytown USA. However, what sets Osher apart from similar […]
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