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Abby Stein
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A Timely Lesson: Let’s Rise Up; Together (INN D'var Torah)
(This post was written as part of the weekly IfNotNow D'var Torah series. It was originally published at: https://medium.com/ifnotnowtorah/a-timely-lesson-lets-rise-up-together-30f4e869088a ) This week’s Torah reading, Mishpatim (literally, laws), is one of...

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And, The Time Has Come... COMING OUT!!!
"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." A na ï s Ni n I know that most people that are reading this, will be understanding and accepting. However, I still want to start with this inspirati...

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A Personal and Communal Journey: Education, Columbia University, and Family
It was a chilly winter evening at
the beginning of the Spring 2015 semester, after class, when I took the
Columbia University Intercampus Shuttle from the Morningside Heights Campus , to the Columbia Medical Center in Washington Heights. At that
point the d...

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Birth: A Personal Story “They (the scholars of the Beth Shammai and Beth Hillel ) took a vote and decided that it were better for humans not to have been created than to have been created. Now that they have been created, let them investigate their past dee...

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Intersectionally: Queer and OTD/XO Pride - A Personal Reflection
Some pictures from this year's Pride When a journalist from Yahoo Style emailed me asking if I would like to answer some questions about Pride Month for a slideshow presentation, I was kind of excited to do it. In the past year since I started this blog (I ...

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Romemu, XOxo:
This post is way overdue, at the same time as it is always in due time, especially now as I am preparing myself for a “Celebration of Life in TRANSition,”[1] next Saturday morning June 4 th . It was a summery Friday afternoon, exactly three years ago, when ...

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An LGBTisch In the Heart of Orthodoxy: A Reflection On the Past, A Wish For the Future
It was a
(a)typical Friday Night in Washington
Heights ; the hub of traditional, establishment, Modern Orthodoxy ,
and home to its flagship institution - Yeshiva
University . In what would look like a standard YU/ Stern (YU’s college for women) inspired Fri...

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My FB Response to Columbia Queer Alliance (CQA)
This is what I wrote on Facebook as a reply to Columbia Queer Alliance 's post supporting " Apartheid  Divest" (I am intentionally NOT putting a link) - which is pretty much the Columbia chapter of the international BDS movement. Here is CQA's original post...
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