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Ruby Russell

2018-2019 Rising Voices Fellow Ruby Russell
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Ruby Russell, 2018-2019 Rising Voices Fellow

Ruby Russell is a poet and activist from Somerville, MA. She is a Junior at the Cambridge School of Weston and an alumna of the Alexander Muss High School in Israel. Russell is a fellow with the Jewish National Fund as well as an intern with StandWithUs. She is a published and awarded slam poet who uses her words to contribute to the voice of the female, Jewish, and LGBT communities. Russell is a co-head of her schools Jewish Affinity Club and Interfaith Club. In the future, Russell aspires to work in the field of politics and international affairs.

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Ruby Russell at the Kotel

Am I Welcome at the Wall?

The first time I visited the Kotel (Western Wall), I cried. I know, this is nothing unusual. This historic place often invokes intense spiritual connection or deep reflection from its visitors, moving them to tears. I was certainly overcome by emotion, but for a completely different set of reasons.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Ruby Russell." (Viewed on December 14, 2018) <>.


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