Happy Hannukah! Check out Our Yummy Recipe Guide

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Hannukah officially starts this weekend. Most of you know that, in addition to Hannukah being the “festival of lights,” it’s also a celebration of Oil. We dare you to find another people or tradition that formally embraces deep-frying as a core tenet. The miracle was that the Jews found just enough pure oil in the […]

AWB Mission Alum Guila Rice: Chanukah Memories Then And Now

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Guila Rice recently attended the A Wider Bridge/Olivia 2017 Mission Trip to Israel. As Chanukah approaches, she reflects on her Chanukah memories then and now. In Jerusalem: Guila Rice and Olivia Founder Rachel Wahba My Dad was a House Painter who came to Canada from the ashes of the Holocaust. He worked 6-7 days a week […]

Changing The Modeling Industry

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Hayley Mandel, a queer, Jewish plus-size, non-binary model wants to change the world. During our conversation, Hayley Mandel tells me no less than three times that they want to change the world. After a just a few minutes of chatting, it’s clear they will. The model appears in Refinery29’s newest No Apologies Collection, an expansion […]

WATCH: Orthodox Rabbi Reaches Out to Trans Community

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In break from tradition, ultra-orthodox rabbi Mike Moskowitz gives emotional speech about transgender acceptance; The New York City resident is making waves for speaking about a sensitive subject. Rabbi Mike Moskowitz spoke out about trans acceptance at the Old Broadway Synagogue last week, a rare public event within the confines of ultra-Orthodox Judaism. Referencing a […]

Rabbi Fights Intolerance With Love

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Lesbian Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum spreaded light this Hanukkah, not with a menorah, but with love. The firebrand lesbian rabbi of New York City’s Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, the country’s largest LGBTQ synagogue, is bringing Jews and Muslims together to fight a rise in hate crime, which the F.B.I. reported has surged 6 percent in the […]

Shining Out

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The menorah on Shloimy Notik’s windowsill is a reminder of how far he’s come as a proud, gay man. Coming out to my family was the beginning of a long, difficult journey. For almost a year, I attended the now-defunct organization JONAH, or Jews Offering New Alternatives to Homosexuality, which offered “gay conversion” therapies that […]