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A Wider Bridge Countdown to #GivingTuesday – Our Top Eight Achievements of 2017

Leading up to #GivingTuesday, A Wider Bridge is sharing our eight greatest achievements of the past year. Modeled after the eight days ...
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Talleen Abu Hanna (Miss Trans Israel 2016) in the U.S. this Week!

Talleen Abu Hanna, Miss Trans Israel 2016 is currently on a speaking tour across the United States. The beauty queen, ...
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We Can’t Use the ‘Z’ Word! World Jewish Congress and AWB Host Discussion – How Can We Bring Zionism Back into the LGBT Discourse?

The World Jewish Congress teamed up with A Wider Bridge for a special discussion on the experiences of pro-Israel LGBT ...
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In Between: Empowering Tale of Three Palestinian Women Sharing A Flat in Tel Aviv

Maysaloun Hamoud's debut feature film In Between is an empowering tale of three Palestinian women living in Tel Aviv, each fighting ...
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Journalist Mark Stern on the Chicago Dyke March Fiasco and Creeping Anti-Semitism

"There is no reason why LGBTQ people and their allies cannot be proudly Jewish and proudly Zionist. " Journalist Mark ...
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New York: The US Premiere of Israeli Lesbian Film Montana at New Fest

The US premiere of  Montana, a lesbian film from Israel will take place at NewFest's 29th Annual New York LGBT Film Festival ...
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New York: LGBTQnZ – Pride, Zionism, & Inclusivity Event on October 26

As many of us have observed over the past several months, it has become increasingly difficult for supporters of Israel ...
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We Built Temporary Homes for Hurricane Survivors. It Was Very Jewish.

A Wider Bridge Leadership Mission alumna Hannah Simpson joined the Red Cross as a volunteer to help accommodate coastal evacuees ...
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New York Premiere: Film on Israel’s Queer Scene at Margaret Mead Festival

The New York Premiere of "A Queer Country," a film on the contradictions and complexities of Israel's thriving queer scene, ...
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Remembering Edie Windsor: America’s Most Valiant Jewish Woman

Peter Fox, a magazine writer who focuses on LGBT issues and Jewish identity politics, mourns the passing of Edie Windsor ...
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Edith Windsor, Whose Same-Sex Marriage Fight Led to Landmark Ruling, Dies at 88

A Wider Bridge mourns the loss of Edie Windsor, a true hero of the modern movement for LGBT equality. Her ...
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Off-Broadway’s AFTERGLOW Releases New Block of Tickets into November

The surprise summer hit AFTERGLOW, written and directed by American-Israeli playwright S. Asher Gelman, has opened-up a new block of ...
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Is the Queer Community Eating Its Own (Again)?

Recent battles over the rainbow flag and the Star of David have exposed long-simmering biases. In my almost 50 years ...
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We Stand By Free Speech

Josh Sayles, director of the Community Relations Council for the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, says that people don't want ...
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Tamar Eisenman: On an Imaginary Bridge Between New York and Tel Aviv

When she wakes up in New York, it is midday in Israel, and she sees all the messages from her ...
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Farewell, Bill Hoffman

William M. Hoffman, who died at age 78 on April 29, was an important and beloved figure in at least ...
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Columbia student council votes down BDS referendum

A student council at a Columbia University college voted not to add a question asking about support for the Boycott, ...
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Why Would An Anti-Gay Church Picket Yeshiva University?

It's ironic that a hate group that usually targets gays and lesbians, went -of all Jewish places- after Yeshiva University, that has been ...
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YU Students Meet Westboro Protest

Yeshiva University became the unlikely location for the latest protest of the Westboro Baptist Church, the Kansas-based group that has ...
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Anti-Transgender Bus Invades New York City

A new bus in New York City spreads ignorance and transphobic messages. Transgender advocate and A Wider Bridge's Israel Mission alumna ...
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Martin Sherman on Gay History, and More

A new interview with gay Jewish playwright Martin Sherman, whose latest work, "Gently Down the Stream," is currently in previews ...
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How to make a Jewish activist

Steven Goldstein of Teaneck, new head of the Anne Frank Center, talks about his life. Not that many of us ...
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LGBT@JTS: New York Conference

A conference, concert, and celebration to mark the tenth anniversary of the Jewish Theological Seminary decision to admit openly gay ...
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First Ever LGBT Booth in Annual Aliyah Fair

For the first time ever, the Israel Mega Event—an annual Aliyah fair taking place in New York City—included a stand ...
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We Must Speak Louder Than Ever Against BDS

Assaf Weiss, a Graduate Student at Columbia Law School,  says we must protect American campuses from the BDS movement and the violence ...
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LGBT Jews show support for Muslims

House of Peace, Jewish-Muslim outreach initiative of LGBT congregation Beit Simchat Torah in New York, gathered to greet worshippers at ...
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Protecting Transgender Students in New York

Gay Jewish Senator Brad Hoylman wants to strengthen the Dignity For All Students Act to make sure – among other ...
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Andy Cohen is “the Latest Jew Crush”

He's a role model for members for the LGBTQ community, a do gooder and a Bar mitzvah beast: NY Blue ...
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How a Hasidic rabbi came out as trans woman

Yisroel Stein is no longer an ultra-Orthodox rabbi, married or male. The only American Hasid to come out publicly after ...
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Being an Openly Gay Student at Yeshiva University

Moshe Brim writes about enrolling Yeshiva University, or as he puts it, "jumping into what expected to be homophobic shark ...
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When The Times (Finally) Recognized Gay Unions

In 2002, Steven Goldstein and Daniel Andrew Gross'  partnership was the first same-sex union to be announced in the New ...
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Arrested Gay Rabbis Speak Out

Following their arrest at the Manhattan protest outside Trump International Hotel on Monday evening, Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum and Rabbi David ...
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LGBT Rabbis Arrested in Manhattan

Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum of CBST and Rabbi David Dunn Bauer are among 19 rabbis arrested outside Trump's Manhattan hotel to ...
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A Theatrical Look At Gay Men Bound By Family, Divided By Politics

Off-Off-Broadway play “Boys of a Certain Age” tackles of the challenges of four gay Jewish men in the Trump era ...
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The Secret History of Israeli Choreographer Ohad Naharin

Tomer Heymann’s film “Mr. Gaga,“ which is about the work and life of the choreographer Ohad Naharin, is the most ...
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“I’m Beginning to See What My Parents Saw in 1930s”

Irena Klepfisz, daughter of Holocaust survivors and a second-wave feminist, explains why she joined the Women's March on N.Y.C. against ...
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‘Mr. Gaga’ Dances Across the USA

The acclaimed Ohad Naharin documentary, by Tomer Heymann, is ready to take America by storm next month. Ohad Naharin The ...
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David Gold Credits His Philanthropy to his Heritage and Recent Experiences

Gay philanthropist David Gold, who has been involved with Jewish Federations for decades, took his non-Jewish partner James Yiaski to ...
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Who’s Gonna Love Me Now: NY Premiere

"Who's Gonna Love Me Now?" will make its New York premiere on Saturday, January 14, at the New York Jewish ...
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Ex-Israeli NYC Gay Club Owner Found Dead

Savyon Zabar, an ex-Israeli and a well-known owner of a popular Midtown gay club was found strangled in his apartment, ...
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PA College Alumna Documents Queer Jewish Work

Pennsylvania's Bryn Mawr College alumna Judith Mazer contributes material that represent queer and Jewish identities in the Bryn Mawr community ...
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YU Not Safe for LGBT People

Gay former Yeshiva University student Joshua Tranen wrote an essay claiming that the Modern Orthodox institution in New York is not safe ...
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