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I Was Wrong, About Tisha Ba’av

By Shira Lankin Sheps | August 11, 2019

I was wrong.  Last year on Tisha Ba’av, I was a brand new olah, living here in Jerusalem for no…

Faith Is All You Need

By Orah Lasko | July 30, 2019

I have three kids. My two oldest are girls; Sophie is 7 and Emily is 4. My husband and I…

Post-Postpartum Depression and the Inner-Strength It Took to Get There

By Melody Coven | July 28, 2019

The night I found out I was pregnant with my second, I began to cry.  The tears were tears of…

Shabbos Before the First Aliyah: A Mother’s Blessing to Her Children

By Judy Davidovics | July 25, 2019

Leaving and Returning, From the familiar and safe to the unknown. Though your presence here will be missed, You are…

Jerusalem, Forever

By Shira Lankin Sheps | June 2, 2019

I’ve waxed poetic about Jerusalem in almost every post I’ve written since I moved here, 11 months ago. The way…

Coming Back to the Mikveh

By Daniella Hellerstein | May 31, 2019

When my husband and I felt our family was complete, I chose a birth control that would accommodate that decision.…

Mikvah: The Unification of Opposites

By Rivkah Bloom | May 30, 2019

It took me a long time to see how Torah and science are one and the same. As a young…

Making it to the Mikveh– With Breast Cancer

By Avigail Rock | May 29, 2019

Published on The Layers Project Magazine in partnership with The Eden Center. A few months after giving birth to my…

When the Kallah Teacher Doesn’t Want to Go to the Mikveh

By Chaya Houpt | May 28, 2019

This essay was published in on The Layers Project Magazine in partnership with The Eden Center. Listen, it wasn’t all…

Monologue in the Mikva

By MicheleThaler | May 26, 2019

This essay is published on The Layers Project Magazine in partnership with The Eden Center. The image was taken during…

Waters of Separation: For My Daughter at the Mikvah

By Sheryl Robbin | May 22, 2019

Reprinted with permission from The Eden Center blog Three days before her wedding in May 2013, my daughter and I had…

“Born From Loss: Birkat Emunah”

By Cheryl Burnat | May 19, 2019

This essay is brought to The Layers Project Magazine in partnership with The Eden Center. “That lady at the mikvah…She…