Author Archives: Ben Faulding

About Ben Faulding

Born in Brooklyn and raised on Long Island. I found my way to Judaism during my twenties. I'm currently a direct care worker for adults with special needs and I live in Crown Heights.

The Orthodox world did not Kill Faigy Mayer

I decided to spend much of this Tisha b’av thinking about a woman who didn’t make it out of the nine days. Faigy Mayer had hardly hit the pavement when the war started. The thirty-year-old former Hassidic woman from the … Continue reading

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We missed the lesson of the dress: Why it should be okay to disagree about Iran

Three days ago the internet was set on fire and thrown off a mountain by a dress; a simple two-toned dress. The same picture circulated millions of times and viewed by an audience larger than many nations saw the same … Continue reading

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Je Suis or not Je Suis Charlie?

Before I start. I would like to get something out there. The real story here should not be about Charlie Hebdo. While the brazen and brutal attack on the satirical newspaper is shocking, it is nothing compared to the continuing … Continue reading

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Please stop citing your one black coworker during your debates on race

We can’t all agree on much lately, but if I were to declare this our nation’s most racially tense time in recent history, I don’t think it would be met with much opposition. I would be crass to compare it … Continue reading

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Blame Hollywood?

This morning, there was an op-ed in the Ny Post slamming cowardly Hollywood liberals for bowing to terrorist threats and canceling the premier of “The Interview.” The Rogen/Franco joint where two journalists travel to North Korea to assassinate Kim Jong … Continue reading

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It’s like being stabbed twice

I’m waiting for the other shoe to drop. I’ve now read the shocking news. It’s 5:45 am. I’m awake as usual; a product of my sadistic circadian rhythms and an ocean of regret. The attack which has hit so close … Continue reading

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Five Jewish-themed Instagram Accounts You Should Follow: Part One

Recently,my Instagram account @thehipterrebbe got a huge boost and recognition from my friend and Journalist Sonja Sharp in her essay on Crown Heights titled My Journey to The New Jerusalem. It was a moment which validated my constant and at times obsessive … Continue reading

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