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Dana Janine Diamond
Sep 21, 2018, 1:22 PM
What’s Your Number?
This phrase usually refers to how many people you've had sex with. It's the number you share -- or not -- with your current significant other. It's the number that once defined whether you were "a good girl" --...
Joseph C. Kaplan
Sep 20, 2018, 8:09 PM
The Importance of Memory: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
I read in shul. Though my father wouldn’t have approved, it minimizes my talking during services and helps me keep up with once-inaccessible material that now is available with a simple click or two. My weekly shul reading includes articles only...
Sep 17, 2018, 2:57 PM
Why You Should Give A F*** About This Book
Believe it or not, on the final edit of my most recent novel, Finding Eden, I removed the word “f-ck” from the manuscript where it felt superfluous or excessive. And yet somehow, the word “f-ck” appears in some variation...
Shulamit S. Magnus
Sep 16, 2018, 12:02 PM
Here's how sexual abuse in the public sector ends
Look at who comprises the government: it’s men, entirely men; a cabinet of men with a sprinkling of women
Dana Janine Diamond
Sep 16, 2018, 10:10 AM
The moment of repentance is nearly upon us I used to be a good person maybe I don't know anymore it's all convoluted and confused by all the rape and abuse and maybe I never thought I was good? After my ex-husband tried to kill me, I used to...
Sep 12, 2018, 11:57 PM
Yom Kippur in the #MeToo era
We are obligated to try to be kind and forgiving towards others, but not when doing so means causing harm to ourselves
Sep 8, 2018, 6:44 PM
How to prevent the next ‘peeping-rabbi’ story
Kesher Israel's strategy of pretending the Freundel sexual harassment case never happened is no strategy at all
Sep 3, 2018, 6:34 PM
A New Year: A new standard of Child Protection for our communities
Rosh Chodesh Elul has come and gone. The Chagim are approaching. And I am tired. Exhausted. Drained. It has been a long year. There have been too many cases of abuse. Too many attempted suicides as a means of...
Sep 3, 2018, 9:25 AM
Teshuva – Can all sinners repent?
Author's Note: If the below is offensive or triggers any personal pain, I am deeply sorry. If you have caused anyone pain and have not made amends with yourself and your victims, you are not entitled to forgiveness. If...
Aug 28, 2018, 5:50 PM
Can Orthodox Jewry nonetheless learn from Pope Francis?
Pope Francis has clearly had an horrendous fortnight. The priest scandal has exploded once again, this time in both Pennsylvania and in Ireland, albeit for conduct predating his pontificate; but he is also now accused by a leading conservative...