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Posts Tagged ‘Modesty

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, […]

Navigating Modesty as a Liberal, Queer Jew

Posted by: erika on: June 14, 2013

I’ve written about modesty, sexual harassment, hair covering, Jewish hair, black hair, my hair for a while. In the first of a two-part series about modesty vis-a-vis street harassment I talked a bit about how and why I cover my hair for The Sisterhood. When people ask what kind of a Jew I am, I […]

Why is this Scary…

Posted by: erika on: January 17, 2012

 One of my favorite people to follow on Twitter is Jihadi Jew.  I appreciate how he sees the similarities and beauty of Islam and Judaism.  I appreciate how he openly and publicly embraces Islamic principles and uses passages in the Quran along side passages in Torah.  Most recently, he handed the reigns of his blog […]


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