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Eliana Block

Two truths and a lie: Eliana Block is a Zionist. She learned sex-ed really for the first time in college. She aspires to write her first novel while skateboarding around the world and sampling different peanut butter recipes. Lie: roller-blading*

Read her blog and explore what its like to be Orthodox on a secular college campus: www.collegadoxparadox.blogspot.com

Articles by this Author
Living with the Rebbe for a Weekend photo
My mom met the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Menachem Mendel Schneerson, four years before he died. It wasn't a vacation, celebrity tour or religious pilgrimage. It was a trip of critical necessity. At 4 years old, my sister was dying of Leukemia.
Rosh Hashanah and the Jurassic Period photo

What exactly do we mean by “creation” when we celebrate Rosh Hashanah?

Eliana Intern

 A theory: getting ahead stems from the "resume building mentality," in which we accept the title without meticulously reading the fine print.

Terrible 22's: My Quarter-life Crisis photo-2
I'm a great-person. Not a Great Person. But the same way a great-grandmother is not always a Great Grandmother. Pay attention to the hyphen.
Feeling the Tefilah photo

Essentially, I've grown up with tefilah (prayer) -- that I know -- but have I become a grownup with tefilah?

Not the Purim I Remember phototh

It doesn't take much to realize why I'm happy -- I've got a Purim grogger in one hand and a lasso in the other. I'm marching my way to shul in the same suede and tasseled cowgirl costume I've rodeoed into for the fourth consecutive year.

Anorexia Made Me Empathetic photo_th

I confused sickly and sexy for too many years. Now, I'm convinced you're doing it, and I don't want to be an accessory in your rendezvous with sickness.


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