Motherhood

Filled with Emptiness: Grieving After a Mastectomy or Hysterectomy

By Dvora Entin | February 19, 2018

This essay is based on the collective experiences of women I have counseled over the years. Dear Sister, You cannot…

My Mother Died From Breast Cancer, But I Refuse To Live In Fear

By Rachel Kravetz | February 18, 2018

Cancer is a scary word. Everyone knows of someone who has died of cancer. Cancer conjures up terrifying images of…

Amy’s Story: Making Choices For Me

By Shira Lankin Sheps | February 13, 2018

(1/6) “The Inevitability of My Genetics” “I grew up in a household where my mother was a cancer survivor. As…

Mila’s Story: You Can Never Erase Them

By Shira Lankin Sheps | February 4, 2018

Introduction When our team at The Layers Project Magazine decided to feature a Holocaust survivor in a special edition profile,…

Shira’s Story: Aliyah- A New Life

By Shira Lankin Sheps | January 22, 2018

(1/5) “Real Life vs. Dream Life” “My whole life I’ve always thought to myself, ‘Move to Israel. Live in Israel.’…

Taking Inventory

By Helen Zegeman Schwimmer | January 17, 2018

Now that I’ve outgrown the hand-me-down furniture stage and I’ve survived the crayon-marks-on-the-wall stage and I’ve eliminated every potty seat,…

Taking the Plunge

By Rebecca Klempner | January 14, 2018

Collecting my still-wet hair in one hand, I tuck it all into my fuzzy magenta cap and grab my bag.…

Dita’s Story: New Motherhood

By Shira Lankin Sheps | January 9, 2018

Photographed by: HedvANDan Photography (1/5) “The notions that I developed about motherhood, came from being raised by my own mother. I…

Lighting Up The Home From Within

By Rochel Lazar | December 16, 2017

The month before Chanukah, I start scouring the internet and stores for amazing deals on gifts that I think my…

Redeemed by Tzion

By Shira Lankin Sheps | December 12, 2017

Filmed By: KotelTV- Moshe and Kochava Rozenbaum Over a year and a half ago, before I could know how full…

Yael’s Story: The Modern Rebbetzin

By Shira Lankin Sheps | November 13, 2017

The Beis Community is a pretty wonderful place. In some ways, we’re a traditional Orthodox shul; each week, we do…

Nina’s Story: Making Music Together

By Shira Lankin Sheps | October 23, 2017

(1/5) “The videos started before I met Yoni. Yoni was making them with his friend for a few months, as…