Posts by Noa Choritz

The Pain of My Last Trip to the Mikvah

This essay is brought to The Layers Project Magazine in collaboration with The Eden Center, in Israel. “As a carrier of a BRCA gene mutation, I have a significantly increased risk of ovarian cancer. Thus,  even at the age of 37, my mikvah-going days are numbered. Sometime soon I will be undergoing surgical menopause to…

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