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Growing Up Gay in Christian Russia

January 18, 2018

I met Vladimir Mukhotaev, 28, at the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, where he helps low-income New Yorkers access food stamps. After he provided translation for an article I was reporting, I asked him about his path from Russia to the United States. He explained that he had followed his husband to New York and had never planned to leave Russia. I was intrigued: how could he feel so warmly towards his homeland as a gay man?

Cartooning's Jewish Je Ne Sais Quoi

December 01, 2017

Cartoonist Jason Adam Katzenstein, 27, is a regular contributor to The New Yorker and the illustrator of the graphic novel Camp Midnight. He graduated from Wesleyan University and lives in Brooklyn, New York, where he plays in the band Wet Leather.

HelloFlo, The Book

November 07, 2017

Even though it’s Jewishly-founded, the period startup HelloFlo first marketed itself as “Santa for your vagina,” earning praise for its funny, no-frills approach to menstruation.

How to Dress Your Cat Jewishly For Halloween

October 30, 2017

As a proud Jewish cat mom, I wanted my daughter to celebrate Halloween with a nod to her heritage. And what better inspiration than my fellow Jewish women in media?

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