JTA Twitter 50: Avital Chizhik-Goldschmidt


Avital Chizhik-Goldschmidt – @avitalrachel

Through writing on topics like abortion, the sexuality of the mikveh or modest wedding gowns, Avital Chizhik-Goldschmidt has emerged as a leading Orthodox feminist voice. Her Twitter feed amplifies that voice and gives her a space to apply her lens to everyday news stories, both Jewish and non.

Chizhik-Goldschmidt is the Life/Features editor at the Forward, and has also written for The New York Times and Salon, in addition to teaching journalism at Yeshiva University’s Stern College for Women.

Her account is also a window into her personal life as a mother, observant Jew and wife of a rabbi.

She’ll stand up for Jews (not just women) against anti-Semitic trolls, but she isn’t afraid to also criticize Jewish communities.

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