Motherhood

On Flowing Love and Tears: A Window into Postpartum Depression

By Melody Coven | June 14, 2018

Photographed By: Tzvi Feifel “You’re going to feel love like you’ve never felt it before.” That’s what they told me.…

The Collection of Jewish Moms

By Michelle London | May 14, 2018

The dining room, Friday night at the Singles’ Shabbaton, buzzed with the potential of meeting one’s spouse. My friend Chaikie…

Talking About Genocide on the Playground

By Shira Lankin Sheps | May 6, 2018

Yesterday afternoon I woke up from my Shabbat nap to my eight-year-old daughter standing over my bed. Her face was…

Infertility Awareness Shabbat: Creating a Legacy to Ensure A Feeling of Inclusion by Those Who Have Not Yet Completed Their Families

By Elie Salomon | May 3, 2018

I’m not a big crier, I like to have a tough exterior and save my tears for private conversations between…

A Legacy of Words

By Jennifer Fenster | May 1, 2018

On April 22, 2010, I defined myself primarily as a mother of four young children and a wife of a…

I Came Out of Egypt

By Shoshana Ohana | May 1, 2018

As time goes by, the significance of our legacy grows. Along with that significance grows the responsibility of maintaining and…

The Thing I Carry

By Hindy Bertram | April 30, 2018

Depression is a thing of isolation. Of self-doubt and self-recrimination. Of worthlessness and disconnect. The voice of the yetzer harah…

Searching for My Father’s Legacy

By Chani Miler | April 26, 2018

My mother was and is what we now respectfully call a stay-at-home-mom. Back then though she was “just” a  housewife,…

The Warriors, Mother and Son

By Michelle London | April 9, 2018

I take a right turn out of the elevator and walk toward the wall of windows facing the street. It’s…

Finding Spirituality in the Details

By Hani Lowenstein | March 29, 2018

“What’s the best way to utilize my free time?” That’s the question I asked one of my rabbis at the…

Barbara’s Story: Giving Care, Giving Love

By Shira Lankin Sheps | March 26, 2018

(1/5) “Decisions Needed to Be Made” “It was a reaction to the circumstance. I was trying to get my parents…

Learning From Caregiving

By Rona Novick | March 22, 2018

Some of us may be born with caregiving DNA or have it wired into our temperament. Caregiving is certainly shaped…