Family Dynamics

Surviving & Thriving After Emergency Hysterectomy

By Anonymous | December 8, 2020

It has been four years since I was wheeled into the operating room not knowing whether I was to come…

Sixteen Years.

By Pamela Kaplan | December 3, 2020

This is the one I was dreading the most.  Every year, as I’ve counted and commemorated each yahrzeit, I realized…

Stopping to Surrender

By Anonymous | November 15, 2020

It’s so hard for me to be far away from him, not to be able to hold him through this,…

How Far I’ve Come

By Jessica Koenigsberg | October 27, 2020

Twenty years ago today, I was in Israel in seminary for about twelve days when right before Rosh Hashana, my…

Living and Breathing in the After

By Rachel Hercman | October 20, 2020

We tend to remember exactly where we were when we hear news that forever changes our lives. I’ll never forget…

The Darkness Behind My Smile

By Arielle Zellis Paley | October 14, 2020

I am laying against the wall with my fingers in my ears.  My eyes are closed shut.  I feel the…

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!!”…

Azi’s Story: “Finding the Light Within Us”

By Shira Lankin Sheps | August 24, 2020

(1/8): “Feeling Deeply” “From a very young age, I had a great capacity to feel. I recall watching an episode…

“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…

Tova’s Story: Finding My Inner Strength

By Shira Lankin Sheps | July 12, 2020

(1/6): Seeds For The Future “It all started when I was living in New Jersey. I was a teacher and…

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…