Sophie Hurwitz

Sophie Hurwitz

Sophie Hurwitz is JWA’s 2019-2020 New Voices Fellow. She is a lifelong St. Louis resident who was recently transplanted to Massachusetts to study History and Environmental Studies at Wellesley College. At Wellesley, she serves as News Editor for the college newspaper, and is a student activist working on issues surrounding mass incarceration. Sophie is excited to bring her passion for historical writing and the Jewish community to JWA, and can be found on Twitter @sophiehurwitz.

Blog Posts

Tarot cards

Divination: It’s More Jewish Than You Think

Sophie Hurwitz

These days, everyone at my college seems to be interested in tarot card reading.

Topics: Ritual
Old page with Yiddish and vegetable imagery

Not Just Potatoes: Legacies of Yiddish Vegetarianism

Sophie Hurwitz

In the early 1900s, a surprising movement emerged in the Yiddish-speaking Jewish diaspora: radical vegetarianism.

Topics: Food
Yiddish Motifs

Yiddishes, Alive and Dead

Sophie Hurwitz

For many American Jews, Yiddish is the language of a mythicized shtetl, but today the language is still very much alive.

Topics: Jewish History
Zioness at the D.C. Dyke March

Lessons from the D.C. Dyke March

Sophie Hurwitz

What can we learn from the debate about Jewish and Israeli symbols at Pride?

Field in Austin, Texas

How Will Your Jewish Mother Feed You on a Starving Planet?

Sophie Hurwitz

Food justice is a feminist issue, and a Jewish one.

Topics: Activism, Food
Disobedience Book Cover

"Disobedience" and the History of Jewish Lesbian Obscenity

Sophie Hurwitz

Naomi Alderman's acclaimed novel Disobedience is the latest in a long line of Jewish works about women in love and owes much to predecessors like Gut fun Nekome.

Wherever we live is our homeland

Aunt Bev and Me: Jewish Women at a Women’s College

Sophie Hurwitz

This Friday, as I host a social justice-themed Shabbat dinner, I’ll be thinking of Aunt Bev.

Topics: Education, Family


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