Alexandra J. Wall

Alexandra J. Wall is a writer living in Oakland, California. In over a decade in Jewish journalism, she has won numerous awards from New California Media (the state’s ethnic press association), the Society for Professional Journalists, North Jersey Press Club and the American Jewish Press Association. She has published in The New York Times and on

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