Israel

Dear Avichai David

By Michal Kupchik | May 9, 2019

Dear Avichai David, I made Aliyah a year ago after a lifetime of dreaming. I did it for so many…

My Family Living Under Rockets

By Hadassa Cowland Goldberg | May 8, 2019

This week was a crazy week here in the South of Israel. I’m sure you read all about it; how…

Learning That I Deserve Love and Finding My Voice

By Tziona Achishena | March 3, 2019

TI always feared deep down that I would never be truly loved, just as I am. That fear comes along…

Ahava Emunah’s Story: Living with Love and Faith

By Shira Lankin Sheps | February 12, 2019

(1/7) “I Knew” “It was July 2012, and I had been feeling unwell. I was going back and forth to…

Michal’s Story: Lost and Found

By Shira Lankin Sheps | January 29, 2019

(1/7) “In My Head” I was blessed throughout my entire life to lead a relatively normal life with no real…

Zissie’s Story: Never Lose Hope

By Shira Lankin Sheps | January 8, 2019

(1/6) “A White World” “When I was 19 years old, I went to Vermont with a bunch of friends to…

Nikki’s Story: Humans of Judaism

By Shira Lankin Sheps | December 4, 2018

(1/6) “Grief”  “Around this time of year, in November of 2013, just before Thanksgiving, my father passed away suddenly. I…

Should We Still Mourn on Tishaa Ba’av? An Olah Chadasha Perspective.

By Shira Lankin Sheps | July 21, 2018

As I prepare myself to listen to Eicha, I step out of my new home in the hills of Jerusalem…

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…

The Legacy of Being Safe-Enough

By Gavi Lankin | April 22, 2018

I am five years old and hiding with all of my loved ones in the basement of our childhood home.…

We’re Making Aliyah

By Shira Lankin Sheps | April 18, 2018

I’ve been hesitant to say this out loud. I was afraid that this precious dream, so close that I can…

Tziri’s Story: Finding My Own Voice

By Shira Lankin Sheps | April 2, 2018

This Profile is brought to The Layers Project Magazine in partnership with The Jewish Education Project. (1/6) ” I Got…