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 »