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My Mother’s Kaddish

By Ilene Kupferman | December 31, 2018

.יִתְגַּדַּל וְיִתְקַדַּשׁ שְׁמֵהּ רַבָּא Waking in the dark beneath the heavy cloak of dawnֿ I wait for the soothing rhythm…

“Overweight” and Loving Myself

By Yehudit Jessica Singer | December 17, 2018

I have been overweight my whole life. For as long as I remember, I’ve been “the fat girl.” It’s so…

Nikki’s Story: Humans of Judaism

By Shira Lankin Sheps | December 4, 2018

(1/6) “Grief”  “Around this time of year, in November of 2013, just before Thanksgiving, my father passed away suddenly. I…

Leah’s Story: Unconditional Personhood

By Shira Lankin Sheps | November 14, 2018

(1/6) “Agency” “My mother grew up without a lot of agency, with little say in what happened to her in…

A Jew Is A Jew: Lessons From Anti-Semitism

By Shira Lankin Sheps | October 28, 2018

When I turned on my phone after Shabbat here in Israel, a nightmare scenario unfolded on my newsfeed. During a…

Ilui Neshama: Elevation of the Soul

By Ariele Mortkowitz | September 17, 2018

On Rosh Hashanah, I saw holiness in the sanctuary. It was a most beautiful moment in its rawness, its honesty,…

When He Wouldn’t Say My Name

By Shira Lankin Sheps | August 12, 2018

Recently I went away for Shabbos. People close to us sponsored a kiddush in our honor, and it was to…

26, Jewish, Single Mother

By Jennifer Grinberg | August 2, 2018

It can be a magical time of exploring. What happens when you’re a 26-year-old Jewish single mother? What happens to…

Paula’s Story- The Behind the Scenes Journey to 93Queen

By Shira Lankin Sheps | July 25, 2018

(1/6) ”I had to tell this story” “I found the story of the film 6 years ago. At the time,…

Should We Still Mourn on Tishaa Ba’av? An Olah Chadasha Perspective.

By Shira Lankin Sheps | July 21, 2018

As I prepare myself to listen to Eicha, I step out of my new home in the hills of Jerusalem…

I Have No Expiration Date

By Nechama Leitner | June 7, 2018

Yesterday someone told me to hurry up and get married before it is too late. Because as a woman I…

The Art of Mentoring

By Faigie Horowitz | May 31, 2018

Midlifers can make great mentors. They have the long view but are active and involved in current developments at work,…