Contributor Archives: Abby Backer

About Abby Backer

Abby Backer is a student leader of Just Peace, the J Street U-affiliated group at Columbia University, where she is a student.

Exclude Me At Your Own Peril

By Abby Backer As the daughter of a rabbi, I was always taught that temple was a home for all Jews, a place that embraced debate, argument and difference. Yet after attending a recent debate at Temple Beth El in …

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