VIEWS ON THE U.S.

Dear President Trump

Author: Gil Steinlauf Published: January 20, 2017

Openly gay Rabbi Gil Steinlauf, Senior Rabbi at Adas Israel Congregation, Washington, D.C., wrote an open letter… Read more

“I’m Beginning to See What My Parents Saw in 1930s”

Author: Neta Alexander Published: January 23, 2017

Irena Klepfisz, daughter of Holocaust survivors and a second-wave feminist, explains why she joined the Women’s March… Read more

Impressions of Israel Orthodox LGBT Lecture Tour

Author: A Wider Bridge Staff Published: January 18, 2017

Zehorit Sorek and Daniel Jonas are in the midst of a tour of talks around the U.S.… Read more

Martin Luther King Day to remind us the road of equality isn’t done

Author: A Wider Bridge Staff Published: January 16, 2017

Martin Luther King Jr. Day, on Jan. 16, is a celebration of his life and a reminder… Read more

YU Not Safe for LGBT People

Author: Eitan Arom Published: January 6, 2017

Gay former Yeshiva University student Joshua Tranen wrote an essay claiming that the Modern Orthodox institution in… Read more

The Violent Predators Stereotype

Author: Dr. Warren J. Blumenfeld Published: December 31, 2016

When looking over this history, we find many clear and stunning connections between historical representations of LGBTQ… Read more

Shining Out

Author: Shloimy Notik Published: December 29, 2016

The menorah on Shloimy Notik’s windowsill is a reminder of how far he’s come as a proud,… Read more

“I didn’t do enough to help the people of Aleppo”

Author: Dr. Warren J. Blumenfeld Published: December 15, 2016

Gay Jewish Dr. Warren J. Blumenfeld believes that he’s a good person, but he did nothing, and… Read more

Hate Crimes In US Should Concern Israel Too

Author: Efrat Yardai Published: December 1, 2016

Efrat Yardai, a lecturer at Ben-Gurion University: Israelis must cry out not just against swastika graffiti, anti-Semitic… Read more

How Rape Culture Kept Me From Coming Out Sooner

Author: Emily Heaps Published: November 22, 2016

Eighteen-year-old NCJW LA intern Emily Heaps was reluctant to come out, and then went from being ashamed… Read more