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Travel bLog #6 – The Joys of Jewish Study?

Posted by: erika on: July 21, 2016

***WARNING: BABBLING STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS AHEAD!!***     I’m in a really weird, intense, intimate, mentally, spiritually, physically exhausted place. Learning Torah, Talmud, Midrash, Gemara, Halacha for 7 hours a day 5 days a week is beyond. The first week at Pardes I found myself on the brink of tears on many occasions. And now, […]

Israel Part 4

Posted by: erika on: December 1, 2011

Call to Prayer in Jerusalem Being back in New York is definitely taking some getting used to.  Israel, while fresh in my mind and in my heart always, has become like a sorted love affair.  There are many beautiful memories that make the love affair sweet.  The sound of Adhan coming from 4 different mosques […]

Israel-Part One.

Posted by: erika on: November 25, 2011

 On Thursday the New York Times published an op-ed about Israel’s Pinkwashing.  The article is based mostly on Israel’s use of LGBTQ rights as a mirror for the open-minded acceptance of LGBTQ Israelis by the government.  Reading this article, after only being back in the U.S for 24 hours was…eye-opening.  The complexity of the trip […]


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