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Leah Mitchell

The unbearable lightness of grieving

CW: gun violence, murder, terrorism This morning, I woke up to the news headlines about the mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas:...

Leader: Right now, I’m ashamed to be an American citizen

CW: abortion, death The United States of America is a deeply broken country. This was driven home to me, as it was for many others,...

A retrospective on Pesach 2022: Leah

"Perhaps the question of how we can connect to traditions authentically, without doing things we don't believe in for the sake of it or giving up on truly living our Jewishness, is a universal diasporic and/or secular conundrum."

Haute Kosher: No one is coming to save you and other Jewish parenting lessons

I sat in my A-level History lessons, staring at images of prisoners in Nazi extermination camps, alongside the same boys who had grown up in that school and probably participated in its “humorous” and “edgy” Nazi fetishism, trying to make it all fit together. I was very quiet, focusing. Still I couldn’t.

A message for non-Jews

"Please, non-Jews who are reading this: step up and show you care, even a little. Educate yourselves, and do some of the work for us."