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Justine Orlovsky-Schnitzler

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Author photo for blogger, Justine Orlovsky-Schnitzler (2017).

Justine Orlovsky-Schnitzler is a 2017 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is currently looking forward to attending graduate school this coming fall and intends to work in reproductive justice. In her spare time, she is a volunteer coordinator for the Carolina Abortion Fund, an active member of the Democratic Socialists of America, a trained doula, and an avid baker.

Blog posts

Justine Orlovsky-Schnitzler's Family Menorah

Building a Home

As a former Gender Studies major, I have a lot of hang-ups about the concept of building a home. ... I don’t know what kind of Jewish household I’m going to run yet—but I do know the joys of tradition, both old and new, are hardwired in me.

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Ritual and Obsessions

“This is the part of your brain that holds your obsessive-compulsive disorder,” she said, her tone firm. “We can fray this cord, but we can’t just break it.” ... I imagined a dark red cable, floating somewhere in the space between my ears, demanding my attention every waking moment of the day. In light of Passover approaching, it seemed particularly cruel that I found myself struggling with the concept of freedom.

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The Five Books of Miriam

At the root of The Five Books of Miriam is our great cultural urge as Jewish people—a desire to question, to be in a constant dialogue with God, with ourselves, and with each other.

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Dispatches from the Jewish Solidarity Caucus

I assumed the labor movement had largely died, the efforts of Emma Goldman and Pauline Newman a relic of a different time. For these women, their identities as Jewish women were interwoven with their identities as radicals and reformers.

Topics: Labor, Socialism
Carolina Jews for Justice at HKonJ, February 12, 2017

Organizing Jewishly in North Carolina

When I started college, I didn’t expect to get involved with Jewish organizing. I was Jewish because other people saw me as such—despite my mixed-religious parentage and upbringing, I was always the odd kid out. Never quite Jewish enough to become a bat mitzvah, but enough to be the subject of slurs, wielded by children who had never met Jewish people before.

 

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Justine Orlovsky-Schnitzler." (Viewed on September 21, 2018) <https://jwa.org/blog/author/justine-orlovsky-schnitzler>.

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