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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!!”…

Just Two More Days To Go

By Andi Saitowitz | September 15, 2020

“Just two more days to go” That’s what my handwritten countdown hanging proudly on my wall reminds me this morning…

Back to Butterfly

By Yamit Presman | August 17, 2020

I was born in Moscow, an only child to very educated, intellectual, and refined parents.   When I was 16 years…

My Mental Health Journey

By Adina Knapp | August 12, 2020

I never thought I would be someone with a “story.” But I think it is important to share the one…

“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…

Waiting For All the Answers

By Shira Lankin Sheps | July 30, 2020

This year I am almost at a loss for words.  The last two years I have wrestled with the question,…

Enough, For Now

By Shira Lankin Sheps | July 14, 2020

I’ve been trying to make sense of the time period that we are living in right now.  We have been…

Gates of Gold

By Mushkie Uliel | July 12, 2020

My journey of self-discovery is one that takes place gradually over many years. It’s only looking back, that I can…

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…