Olivia Friedman teaches Tanakh, Oral Law and Jewish Thought at Ida Crown Jewish Academy. She lives in Chicago with her husband and daughter.

What HBO’s ‘Big Little Lies’ Can Teach the Jewish Community About Domestic Abuse

The show’s groundbreaking portrayal of abuse among the upscale punctures a damaging myth


Jon Snow’s Story Now Feels Awfully Biblical

With Season 6 of ‘Game of Thrones’ in the books, it’s impossible to ignore the comparisons between Jon Snow and another regal figure from the Bible


What the Book of Ruth Can Teach Us About Stanford and Sexual Ethics

The Bible is full of deeply troubling sexual encounters. The book of Ruth is about their repudiation.

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