After reviewing the clobber passages in Leviticus, I had a sudden pang of homo fomo. I recalled the fundamentalists’ signs that God hates faggots, but never one that God hated lesbians. While I would prefer to not put words in the Divine’s mouth, I was curious. Did the rebbes remember the ladies? Read on for more.Read More
The opioid epidemic took away my cousin much too soon. As the fuzzy childhood memories of Bradley’s goofiness flooded my brain, I wrote his obituary. But after I wrote it, I felt conflicted. What do we say about the awful stories of our lives that respects the dignity and personhood of those whose voices are silent? I wrote about the experience for my course on Gender and Sexuality in the Hebrew Bible which explored these kinds of questions.Read More
Last fall when I splurged on a new Nikon DSLR, I did not think I'd get into the "sure I'll make you a video" side hustle. But you know what, you watch enough 13 year olds making production-quality tours of their tiny rooms and you start to think, why the hell not?Read More
There's something I have to confess... I go to church. Ew gross I've said it.
And yes fine, those of you who know me, know I "belong" to a few church communities, even if I don't attend them weekly. It's a weird thing in New York to say you go to church. It was a weird thing to say in London too, where I went to St James's this past summer because I seriously thought it would be a cute British thing to do. (Nope. Londoners are just like New Yorkers.)Read More