Family Dynamics

Confessions of a Cancer Warrior

By Harriet Hessdorf | October 14, 2018

Over the past few years, a few friends have asked  me, “I know you don’t like to talk about it,…

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,…

Aliza’s Story: My Body, My Babies

By Shira Lankin Sheps | August 7, 2018

(1/7) “Unpretty”   At the time, I felt very unpretty. I felt in order to be pretty, you had 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…

It Could Happen to You: How I Became Addicted to Painkillers

By Rachel Cohen | July 15, 2018

In my world, drugs were a shrouded secret, spoken about in hushed voices, whispered behind cupped hands as though the…

When G-d Says No: Coping with Miscarriage

By Emily Wind | July 11, 2018

When we found out I was pregnant, we were overjoyed. We couldn’t wait to share the news. In line with…

Say it Out Loud: Struggling with Childhood Speech Apraxia

By Golda Hutchison | July 9, 2018

The first few moments of my life were nearly my last. While my mother was in labor, my heart rate…

Learning and Growing From a Life Fully Lived

By Esther Snyder | June 27, 2018

I will never forget the text that I received on January 12th, 2014: “I know that you can’t get texts…

The Things They Tell You

By Gigi Bergman | June 25, 2018

I wrote this piece in response to the onslaught of negative messages we get about our bodies every day. Each…

A Parent That Leaves

By Holly Seidenfeld | June 19, 2018

I have only a few memories of my biological father. I remember playing a board game with him and once…

The Complicated Feelings of Saying Goodbye

By Shira Lankin Sheps | June 18, 2018

Since our lift left a few weeks ago, we have very little furniture left in our apartment. A few beds…

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.…