"In my twenties, I began to observe Jewish laws, customs and holidays and have been on this journey of committed Judaism for about eight years. However, I struggle with mainstream Orthodox Judaism's inflexible interpretations of Jewish law and am angered that women are excluded from participation in most Orthodox communities. I participate in Jewish ritual when it is halachically permissible to do so; however, I believe that halacha needs to continue to evolve as a legal system."
To return one tiny stolen day breaks the sentence of weeks
Sarah Antine's poetry has appeared in Big City Lit, Lilith Magazine and upcoming in PMS. She lives in Maryland with her husband and infant daughter.