How Trans People Are Reclaiming Religious Naming Ceremonies
From mitzvahs to Wiccan renaming rituals, transgender-focused religious ceremonies can hold huge power to affirm one's gender identity.
Would LSD Make Bar Mitzvahs Great Again?
Human history is rife with precedent for using drugs to achieve spiritual and moral growth, and there's no scientific reason the modern Jew can't get in on the action.
Quinceañeras Are Just an Excuse to Take Your Money
On a recent Sunday afternoon, hundreds of excitable young things flocked to the Expo 15 & Sweet 16, an event for the Quinceañera industry to sell expensive ball gowns to eager young women who most likely can't afford them.
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The Barmi Army
I don't have very fond memories of Bar Mitzvahs. When I had my ceremonial reading of the Torah (bible) in synagogue, I freaked out and completely lost my voice.