Avi Shafran


America's Not '1984' Yet — So Why Can't I Refuse To Back Gay Marriage?

By Avi Shafran

America's Not '1984' Yet — So Why Can't I Refuse To Back Gay Marriage?
If Avi Shafran were a bakery owner, he would refuse to make a wedding cake for two grooms. He says the Constitution enshrines his right to do so, even if most Americans think otherwise.Read More


The Seder Is a Mother

By Avi Shafran

The Seder Is a Mother
Even though it’s often men who lead the Seder in traditional Jewish families, Avi Shafran believes that the Seder itself is maternal in its quality and purpose.Read More


Why Purim Is Holiday of Ironies

By Avi Shafran

Why Purim Is Holiday of Ironies
On Purim, we celebrate how a plan to kill Jews ended up with the death of the perpetrator. For Avi Shafran, the holiday demonstrates the beauty of irony.Read More


How Ultra-Orthodoxy Is Most Feminist Faith

By Avi Shafran

How Ultra-Orthodoxy Is Most Feminist Faith
Ultra-Orthodoxy is often criticized for its treatment of women. But Avi Shafran says it offers women more opportunities to work than men, who must study the Torah.Read More



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