Eshel in the News

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]

Confessions of an Orthodox mother and father of an LGBT child

December 6, 2018 Confessions of an Orthodox mother and father of an LGBT child Thank you so much for your compelling article about the experience of Orthodox parents of LGBT parents (“They just want to be regular people,” November 30). As longtime members of the Bergen County Orthodox community and parents of an LGBT child, [more]

They Just Want To Be Regular People

Jewish Standard By JOANNE PALMER   When you live in a close-knit community, you benefit from its warmth and support; you share its values and vocabulary and world-view; you are guided by its rules and guarded by its vigilance; you are nourished by its love. But sometimes it’s hard to be different, particularly if you are [more]
Eshel Offers Support to Orthodox Parents of LGBTQ Children

Eshel Offers Support to Orthodox Parents of LGBTQ Children

Baltimore Jewish TimesBY ERICA RIMLINGER FROM LEFT: ESHEL EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MIRYAM KABAKOV, EFRAT CHIEF RABBI SHLOMO RISKIN AND CHAIRS OF THE SIXTH ANNUAL ESHEL PARENT RETREAT PENINAH GERSHMAN AND SUZI FULD SMILE FOR A PHOTO AT THE PEARLSTONE CENTER. (PROVIDED)     When her son came out of the closet, Baltimore resident Mindy Dickler felt as [more]