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Chava Green

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Chava Green is a writer, teacher and perpetual student. After graduating with her BA in Women’s and Gender Studies, she attended Mayanot Women’s Program in Jerusalem and Machon Alta in Tzfat. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Jewish studies at Emory University and lives with her family in Morristown, NJ. Her work considers the relationship between Chabad teachings and feminism.
When I was working for a Chabad House on campus, I decided to sign up for a month-long detox program to jump-start some of my health goals. I have always been into natural foods and I really enjoy cooking. If someone had asked me in that moment of my life...
Motherhood is intense. It’s continuous. It evolves and adapts and changes all the time.
Under the guidance of the Rebbe, Chabad women were investing in their traditional roles as women while also going out into the public domain to change the world.
A perspective on the curse of Eve
With a glint in her eye, eager to challenge me about how I could call myself a Chassidic Feminist—a wig-wearing, religious woman and yet still a proponent of women’s empowerment—a girl slung a quote at me, “To the woman, He [G‑d] said, ‘I shall surely inc...
I always felt like my outfits were a way to express myself. If clothing is a language, then what do I want to say?
After all the hard work of labor and recovery, having a brit only eight days later can be overwhelming.
It was 4 in the morning, and the whole house was quiet and asleep. I sat alone on a couch in the living room, silently sobbing with a frantic baby in my arms. A few weeks into motherhood found me exhausted, bewildered and unable to breastfeed.
By the time I got to college, I realized that the threshold for a guy to express his feelings was absurdly low. A text saying, “Hey, what’s up?” was the equivalent of a bouquet of roses.
"All my visions of the “perfect seder” had been dashed."
All my deeply ingrained fears and doubts smirked at the glorious opportunity to rule over my mind in a moment of weakness.
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