Justine Orlovsky-Schnitzler

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Justine Orlovsky-Schnitzler is JWA's politics writer. She is a second-year graduate student in Folklore studying the Yiddish music of Jewish partisans. She's interested in the politics of secular Jewish identity in the United States, abortion rights and accessibility, labor organizing, and the demilitarization of the border. You can find her writing (both academic and personal) at justineorlovskyschnitzler.squarespace.com.

Blog Posts

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The Politics of Holiday Preparation

Justine Orlovsky-Schnitzler

The execution of holidays—and ritual more broadly—is political.

Topics: Food
Pro-Choice Demonstrators Outside the Supreme Court in 1989, Washington DC

Roe v. Wade is the Floor, Not the Ceiling

Justine Orlovsky-Schnitzler

What's next for the reproductive justice movement?

Gallows near the US Capitol, January 6, 2021

The Answer to Rising Fascism in the US? Collective Liberation

Justine Orlovsky-Schnitzler

On January 6, 2021, white nationalists stormed the Capitol. What do we do now?

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In "Culture Warlords" Talia Lavin Unmasks Nazis and Sheds Light on the Dark Web

Justine Orlovsky-Schnitzler

JWA reviews Talia Lavin's debut, Culture Warlords: My Journey Into the Dark Web of White Supremacy.

Topics: Anti-Semitism
Mexico-US border wall at Tijuana, Mexico

Keep the Pressure On: Jewish Activists Continue the Fight for Immigration Justice Under Biden

Justine Orlovsky-Schnitzler

JWA's politics writer talks to Jewish activists from Never Again Action about keeping the pressure on the incoming presidential administration when it comes to immigration justice.

Vigil for Ruth Bader Ginsburg outside the Supreme Court, September 2020 CROP

How Do You Mourn an Icon like RBG?

Justine Orlovsky-Schnitzler

The timing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death has meant, from a pacing standpoint, that we haven’t had much time for thoughtful, nuanced reflection.

Topics: Law
Bride and groom lifted in chairs at their wedding

Getting Married during a Pandemic: Interview with 'A Practical Wedding' Founder, Meg Keene

Justine Orlovsky-Schnitzler

We talk to Meg Keene, owner of 'A Practical Wedding,' about how the pandemic is changing the culture of getting married.

Topics: Marriage
Emma Goldman in Union Square, 1912

Voting Isn't Enough: A Look Back at Emma Goldman's Radical Anti-suffrage

Justine Orlovsky-Schnitzler

Is voting the be-all and end-all of civic engagement? Emma Goldman didn't think so.

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Is "Unorthodox" Good for the Jews?

Justine Orlovsky-Schnitzler

For Jews, representation onscreen is complicated. Does Unorthodox succeed?

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What's Yiddish Got to Do with It?

Justine Orlovsky-Schnitzler

Ilan Stavans and Josh Lambart’s new anthology, How Yiddish Changed America, and America Changed Yiddish, is the perfect text to help you test the waters of Yiddishkeit. 

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Justine Orlovsky-Schnitzler." (Viewed on April 11, 2021) <https://jwa.org/blog/author/justine-orlovsky-schnitzler>.