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Only Human

By Deena Wasserman | December 16, 2020

“You look tired.” I laugh and make a flippant remark about not wearing makeup. There really is not a better…

The Gifts of Hands and Hope

By Mandy Broder | December 13, 2020

From a very early age, I loved anything that involved art. My father is very artistic and I would watch…

Surviving & Thriving After Emergency Hysterectomy

By Anonymous | December 8, 2020

It has been four years since I was wheeled into the operating room not knowing whether I was to come…

Sixteen Years.

By Pamela Kaplan | December 3, 2020

This is the one I was dreading the most.  Every year, as I’ve counted and commemorated each yahrzeit, I realized…

Stopping to Surrender

By Anonymous | November 15, 2020

It’s so hard for me to be far away from him, not to be able to hold him through this,…

Shifting Perspectives

By Atara Sheinson | November 11, 2020

On March 3, 2020 I was sitting at a continuing education course with some colleagues.  I remember getting texts on…

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…