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Son of My Strength

By Carly Chodosh | September 24, 2020

A  few months ago, at 8:14 PM on Shabbos Shlach, my baby was born and I announced, “It’s a boy!!”…

Just Two More Days To Go

By Andi Saitowitz | September 15, 2020

“Just two more days to go” That’s what my handwritten countdown hanging proudly on my wall reminds me this morning…

“What’s the Big Deal?”

By Anonymous | August 4, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone.  Some physically, some financially, many, if not most, emotionally.  Each one of us typically…

Enough, For Now

By Shira Lankin Sheps | July 14, 2020

I’ve been trying to make sense of the time period that we are living in right now.  We have been…

Shomea V’Oneh

By Nisa Harris | June 24, 2020

When my father was diagnosed with cancer this year, despite the fact that I was someone you would rarely find…

The Waiting Game Called Infertility

By Tamar Ben Tzvi | June 16, 2020

After twenty months of waiting to conceive our child, we have not even begun medical treatment yet.  For many, this…

Educating Our Kids Around Race

By Chava Shervington | June 10, 2020

Friends have been asking me, “How can we better educate our children around issues of race?”  As a Jewish black…

How Does It Feel?

By Zehava Arky | June 4, 2020

How did it feel to grow up Black in America? I felt annoyed. I was asked, “Why do you speak…

My Black Father’s Legacy

By Yaffy Newman | June 1, 2020

I’ll never forget when I saw my father’s silhouette frozen in the rain that dark night.  “Sir. What are you…

What it’s like: Always living in a socially-distant- stressful world.

By Anonymous | May 24, 2020

Welcome to my world. I’m not being sarcastic. I’m welcoming you all, to this socially-distant, monotonous, stressful life, fully cognizant…

I’m getting married today!

By Beth Magid | May 12, 2020

I will be getting married B”H today, Lag Ba’Omer, in Jerusalem. I am 34 years old and had been looking…

Mini- Profile #lizsinnreichpanitch

By Liz Sinnreich Panitch | May 7, 2020

(1/3) “Last summer my family and I moved to South New Rochelle. Many people don’t even know it exists –…