Judaism

Jerusalem, Forever

By Shira Lankin Sheps | June 2, 2019

I’ve waxed poetic about Jerusalem in almost every post I’ve written since I moved here, 11 months ago. The way…

Coming Back to the Mikveh

By Daniella Hellerstein | May 31, 2019

When my husband and I felt our family was complete, I chose a birth control that would accommodate that decision.…

Mikvah: The Unification of Opposites

By Rivkah Bloom | May 30, 2019

It took me a long time to see how Torah and science are one and the same. As a young…

Making it to the Mikveh– With Breast Cancer

By Avigail Rock | May 29, 2019

Published on The Layers Project Magazine in partnership with The Eden Center. A few months after giving birth to my…

When the Kallah Teacher Doesn’t Want to Go to the Mikveh

By Chaya Houpt | May 28, 2019

This essay was published in on The Layers Project Magazine in partnership with The Eden Center. Listen, it wasn’t all…

Monologue in the Mikva

By MicheleThaler | May 26, 2019

This essay is published on The Layers Project Magazine in partnership with The Eden Center. The image was taken during…

Waters of Separation: For My Daughter at the Mikvah

By Sheryl Robbin | May 22, 2019

Reprinted with permission from The Eden Center blog Three days before her wedding in May 2013, my daughter and I had…

“Born From Loss: Birkat Emunah”

By Cheryl Burnat | May 19, 2019

This essay is brought to The Layers Project Magazine in partnership with The Eden Center. “That lady at the mikvah…She…

Layered Listening

By Naomi Marmon Grumet | May 15, 2019

Some people are born storytellers. I was born a listener.  My ears are my source of power; hearing the pain…

Poway

By Rebecca Leicht | May 5, 2019

For Lori Gilbert Kaye z”l This is the way it feels. The tip of my finger is pinched by the…

Rona’s Story: Women in The Workplace

By Shira Lankin Sheps | April 1, 2019

(1/7) “You Can Do This” “Unlike my parents, I did not dream of becoming a classroom teacher. I knew I…

Alone

By Rebecca Klempner | March 28, 2019

Fiction Mindy sits in the neurologist’s waiting room. To her right and left, patients—most with pinched brows and downturned lips—flip…