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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.…

I Have No Expiration Date

By Nechama Leitner | June 7, 2018

Yesterday someone told me to hurry up and get married before it is too late. Because as a woman I…

The Art of Mentoring

By Faigie Horowitz | May 31, 2018

Midlifers can make great mentors. They have the long view but are active and involved in current developments at work,…

The Collection of Jewish Moms

By Michelle London | May 14, 2018

The dining room, Friday night at the Singles’ Shabbaton, buzzed with the potential of meeting one’s spouse. My friend Chaikie…

Remembering My Mother

By Rea Bochner | May 13, 2018

When I was eight, my mother went back to work. She’d been a stay-at-home mom from the time I was…

Finding Sisterhood in Unconventional Places

By Tzipora Zelmanowitz | May 10, 2018

When I was in first grade, I fantasized about having an older sister – Rachel – who was in seminary…

Talking About Genocide on the Playground

By Shira Lankin Sheps | May 6, 2018

Yesterday afternoon I woke up from my Shabbat nap to my eight-year-old daughter standing over my bed. Her face was…

Infertility Awareness Shabbat: Creating a Legacy to Ensure A Feeling of Inclusion by Those Who Have Not Yet Completed Their Families

By Elie Salomon | May 3, 2018

I’m not a big crier, I like to have a tough exterior and save my tears for private conversations between…

A Legacy of Words

By Jennifer Fenster | May 1, 2018

On April 22, 2010, I defined myself primarily as a mother of four young children and a wife of a…

I Came Out of Egypt

By Shoshana Ohana | May 1, 2018

As time goes by, the significance of our legacy grows. Along with that significance grows the responsibility of maintaining and…

The Thing I Carry

By Hindy Bertram | April 30, 2018

Depression is a thing of isolation. Of self-doubt and self-recrimination. Of worthlessness and disconnect. The voice of the yetzer harah…