On Extremism and the Control of Bodies

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Two acts of terrorism stir up memories of the West Bank and homophobia. Joshua Tranen, an undergraduate at Yale University, studying English literature and LGBT studies, writes. On Sunday morning I woke to the news that Shira Banki, the sixteen year old girl stabbed by an ultra-Orthodox Jew while marching in Jerusalem’s gay pride parade, […]

Don’t Blame All Ultra-Orthodox

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Avi Shafran, who blogs at rabbiavishafran.com and serves as Agudath Israel of America’s director of public affairs, asks not to generalize the action of one person The death of Shira Banki, one of the six marchers stabbed at the recent Gay Pride Parade in Jerusalem, was a horrific exclamation point to the indefensible rampage. Indefensible […]