Eshel in the News

Survey: Orthodox Parents of LGBTQ Kids Want More Inclusion

Survey: Orthodox Parents of LGBTQ Kids Want More Inclusion

by Victoria Brown Published in the Baltimore Jewish Times on February 27, 2019   Mindy Sager Dickler’s guiding philosophy is ahavas Yisrael, love for fellow Jews. “There’s no exceptions. We have a responsibility to love one another and not to judge one another. Those should be overriding principles,” said Dickler, president and co-founder of JPride [more]

Life for LGBT+ Students at Maimonides

by JOSH SCHOENBERG '19  This article was published in the January 2019 volume of Spectrum: the Maimonides School Student Newspaper  This is the first part in a series of 2 articles about the LGBT+ experience at Maimonides.  The Maimonides Upper School Handbook, as of September 6, 2018, contains a statement on page 12 about "students [more]

Call Me By My Name

GABRIEL KLAPHOLZ GUEST COLUMNIST AT YALE NEWS   Don’t make eye contact. Don’t make too much noise. Definitely don’t make it obvious that you’re eavesdropping on that couple’s conversation two seats down. New York City subway cars have an unspoken etiquette. The overarching trend? Anonymity. The most important rule of sitting in a silver train [more]
Rebooting Hanukkah

Rebooting Hanukkah

The meaning of the holiday changes -- and that might even be the meaning of the holiday Published in the Times of Israel December 7, 2018 What is Hanukkah? This is how the Talmud begins its short foray into the origins of Hanukkah. Remarkably, there is very little material in the Talmud on Hanukkah. While [more]