Chana is a rising fourth year math major at the University of Chicago, and a summer intern for Foundation Beyond Belief. She is a feminist Jewish atheist vegetarian, and is thus usually mad about something or other.
Sometimes religious pluralism is complicated. And sometimes it’s not. On January 1st, 19-year-old female soldier Doron Matalon was asked to sit in the back of a public bus by a Haredi (sometimes known as ultra-Orthodox) man named Shlomo Fuchs (who was later arrested). When she refused, he called her a slut and a shiksa until the driver called the police. (This type of incident has happened before, by the way). In September, a new religious national school known as Orot… Read more