Features

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…

My Mother’s Kaddish

By Ilene Kupferman | December 31, 2018

.יִתְגַּדַּל וְיִתְקַדַּשׁ שְׁמֵהּ רַבָּא Waking in the dark beneath the heavy cloak of dawnֿ I wait for the soothing rhythm…

Widowhood as a Single Mom

By Aviva Ben-Zev/Rosenbaum | December 25, 2018

The hardest thing I have ever done was when I had to tell my five year-old daughter that her father…

“Overweight” and Loving Myself

By Yehudit Jessica Singer | December 17, 2018

I have been overweight my whole life. For as long as I remember, I’ve been “the fat girl.” It’s so…

A Jew Is A Jew: Lessons From Anti-Semitism

By Shira Lankin Sheps | October 28, 2018

When I turned on my phone after Shabbat here in Israel, a nightmare scenario unfolded on my newsfeed. During a…