Judaism

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…

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…

My Mother’s Kaddish

By Ilene Kupferman | December 31, 2018

.יִתְגַּדַּל וְיִתְקַדַּשׁ שְׁמֵהּ רַבָּא Waking in the dark beneath the heavy cloak of dawnֿ I wait for the soothing rhythm…

Widowhood as a Single Mom

By Aviva Ben-Zev/Rosenbaum | December 25, 2018

The hardest thing I have ever done was when I had to tell my five year-old daughter that her father…

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…

Alana’s Story: Seeking Spirituality

By Shira Lankin Sheps | November 29, 2018

(1/6) “iMPRINTS” “When I was a child, I remember having romantic and beautiful feelings about Israel. I was deeply in…

A Jew Is A Jew: Lessons From Anti-Semitism

By Shira Lankin Sheps | October 28, 2018

When I turned on my phone after Shabbat here in Israel, a nightmare scenario unfolded on my newsfeed. During a…

Sukkot: Leaning into Vulnerability

By AriellaAzaraf | September 30, 2018

Have you ever thought about how each season has a psychological component? During the cold winter nights where you don’t…

Al Chet

By Merri Ukraincik | September 18, 2018

My G-d, the G-d of Sarah, Rivka, Rachel, and Leah, May all my cries of al chet reach you through…

Apologizing to Mrs. S

By Rachel Hercman | September 17, 2018

Until I got to college, I was a fairly lazy student and found most classes to be unstimulating. Looking back,…

Ilui Neshama: Elevation of the Soul

By Ariele Mortkowitz | September 17, 2018

On Rosh Hashanah, I saw holiness in the sanctuary. It was a most beautiful moment in its rawness, its honesty,…

Forgiving, For You.

By Shira Lankin Sheps | September 13, 2018

We all know the feeling. The heart-pounding, reverberating through our whole bodies. Heads feeling swollen with anger. The full body…