Laura E. Adkins is the former JTA’s Opinion Editor. She is an adjunct professor of journalism at Yeshiva University. She was previously Deputy Opinion Editor at the Forward, where she wrote about data, orthodoxy, kosher wine, and built interactive maps. Laura has also served as the editor of Jewish Insider and an assistant blogs editor at The Times of Israel. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, SELF, Glamour and elsewhere.