My winding journey through music mirrored my journey of Jewish discovery
For me, learning Hebrew was a way to fit in as a Russian immigrant growing up in Israel. For the kids in my Hebrew school class in California, the language meant something entirely different.
A trip with my grandmother to her French hometown revealed a complex narrative of forgotten stories, newly discovered facts, and misremembered details
When I decided to physically transition from female to male, I didn’t consciously consider how my relationship to Judaism might change as a result
My youthful admiration for religious teachers, and my desire to please and even emulate them, ultimately helped me connect with myself as a Jewish adult
In Jerusalem, I developed an unlikely friendship with a taxi driver. I owe him much more than what’s on the meter.
My grandfather lost all his relatives in the Holocaust—and then hid those memories for the rest of his life
A three-part story about love, loss, and all the music in between
I’m sorry for the things I did all those years ago
For a century, it’s been a camp for (mostly) Jewish girls—but not a Jewish camp
Why do I wear a Jewish star on my necklace? Because in other places, people can’t.