Health

Young and Hurting: Trusting My Own Gut

By Batsheva Shachnovitz | October 17, 2018

Three years ago on Pesach I felt this terrible pain. A throbbing in my lower stomach and back area. The…

Endometriosis: Not What The Doctor Ordered

By Dina Devora Jacob | October 15, 2018

Being on the tail end of nine kids, I was often the person to move in with older siblings to…

Rea’s Story: Medicating A Spiritual Condition

By Shira Lankin Sheps | August 28, 2018

The photographs for this profile were taken by Mina Richler from Art of A Moment.   (1/6) “Fix This” “I…

Aliza’s Story: My Body, My Babies

By Shira Lankin Sheps | August 7, 2018

(1/7) “Unpretty”   At the time, I felt very unpretty. I felt in order to be pretty, you had to…

It Could Happen to You: How I Became Addicted to Painkillers

By Rachel Cohen | July 15, 2018

In my world, drugs were a shrouded secret, spoken about in hushed voices, whispered behind cupped hands as though the…

When G-d Says No: Coping with Miscarriage

By Emily Wind | July 11, 2018

When we found out I was pregnant, we were overjoyed. We couldn’t wait to share the news. In line with…

Say it Out Loud: Struggling with Childhood Speech Apraxia

By Golda Hutchison | July 9, 2018

The first few moments of my life were nearly my last. While my mother was in labor, my heart rate…

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…

Naima’s Story: Resilience Through Mental Health

By Shira Lankin Sheps | June 11, 2018

(1/5) “Sinking Deep” “The prologue to my story takes place seven years ago when I was diagnosed with an anxiety…

Motherhood Is A Handful — Make Sure Your Hands Are Up To the Task

By Allison Cohen | March 14, 2018

Can you imagine being reluctant to hold your new baby because every time you try a sharp pain shoots through…

Donna’s Story: BRCA Diagnosis, A Hidden Blessing

By Shira Lankin Sheps | February 25, 2018

This profile is sponsored in partnership with Sharsheret. Sharsheret is a national not-for-profit organization supporting young Jewish women and their…

Is the Jewish Community Ready to Confront its Cancer Risk?

By Chani Wiesman | February 20, 2018

When her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, Sarah was too young to understand. Now, at age 32, she’s already…