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Samantha Kuperberg

Samantha Kuperberg is a queer, Jewish, pro-choice feminist. She is originally from California, and currently lives in New York. In addition to fighting the patriarchy, she enjoys tap dancing, volleyball, and studying American Sign Language.

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Mehitzah

“I struggle.”

Growing up, my discomfort derived from the separate-but-equal mentality I found inherent within a mechitza service. Sometimes, the mechitza is a balcony (women in the back, men in the front). Sometimes, the Torah and the service-leader are only on the men’s side. Even in the more forward-thinking mechitza services that I’ve attended, there are still areas in which women may not lead. As an outspoken queer feminist, mechitzas make me uncomfortable... to say the least.

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Jewish Women's Archive. " Samantha Kuperberg." (Viewed on May 25, 2016) <http://jwa.org/blog/author/samantha-kuperberg>.

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