Posts by Rebecca Klempner

Alone

Fiction Mindy sits in the neurologist’s waiting room. To her right and left, patients—most with pinched brows and downturned lips—flip through magazines or scroll through Instagram. Directing her eyes to the worn book in her lap, Mindy resumes the chapter of psalms she’s been reciting. Her mother has been in the examining room for the…

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Taking the Plunge

Collecting my still-wet hair in one hand, I tuck it all into my fuzzy magenta cap and grab my bag. I’m grateful that it’s wintertime; I’ll be home from the mikvah in time to read the next chapter of Dealing with Dragons to my kids. I walk through the ivory-painted hallway and head for the…

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