Judaism

My Last Trip To The Mikvah

By Michaela Abenson | April 27, 2021

I just went to the mikvah for the last time. I am 28 years old. I took my time getting…

Life in the Ghetto and Journey to Auschwitz- Excerpt from the Story of Leah Klein

By Shira Lankin Sheps | April 7, 2021

“The Nazis invaded Czechoslovakia in March 1944. The first thing they did was to take away the Jewish work permits.…

My Conversion Journey

By Kylie Ora Lobell | December 17, 2020

I’m standing in front of the Jewish ritual bath, the mikvah, wearing only a white cotton robe and clear plastic…

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…

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!!”…

Azi’s Story: “Finding the Light Within Us”

By Shira Lankin Sheps | August 24, 2020

(1/8): “Feeling Deeply” “From a very young age, I had a great capacity to feel. I recall watching an episode…

Waiting For All the Answers

By Shira Lankin Sheps | July 30, 2020

This year I am almost at a loss for words.  The last two years I have wrestled with the question,…

Shomea V’Oneh

By Nisa Harris | June 24, 2020

When my father was diagnosed with cancer this year, despite the fact that I was someone you would rarely find…

What it’s like: Always living in a socially-distant- stressful world.

By Anonymous | May 24, 2020

Welcome to my world. I’m not being sarcastic. I’m welcoming you all, to this socially-distant, monotonous, stressful life, fully cognizant…

I’m getting married today!

By Beth Magid | May 12, 2020

I will be getting married B”H today, Lag Ba’Omer, in Jerusalem. I am 34 years old and had been looking…

The Hidden Pain

By Anonymous | April 28, 2020

Three years ago, Yom Hazikaron took on a whole new meaning for me. That’s not to say that the day…