Author Archives: Simcha Halpert-Hanson

Simcha Halpert-Hanson

About Simcha Halpert-Hanson

graduated from Eugene Lang College at the New School with a degree in Poetry and a minor in Jewish Studies. They are deeply invested in the unity of radical queerness and frumkeit as well as the psychological awakening of Ashkenazi Jewry. They are a member of the transgender and Jewish band Schmekel and currently work at the UJA Federation of NY on the Commission for Jewish Identity and Renewal.

A Chazzan

Simcha Halpert-Hanson
September 25, 2013

Once, I sang for you my voice a perfect pool of pitch of which the nation that filed past weeping Rachel shouldered, in open oil lamps and wails from the leaves of Eicha– later we secured them inside our synagogues so they hovered above our davening collecting in the dome a reservoir echoed rising and More »