Holidays

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…

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…

When He Wouldn’t Say My Name

By Shira Lankin Sheps | August 12, 2018

Recently I went away for Shabbos. People close to us sponsored a kiddush in our honor, and it was to…

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…

I Came Out of Egypt

By Shoshana Ohana | May 1, 2018

As time goes by, the significance of our legacy grows. Along with that significance grows the responsibility of maintaining and…

My Father Taught Me How To Pray.

By Gila Daman | April 20, 2018

I have vivid memories of my father standing in the front corner of our dining room donning his tallit, or prayer…

This Passover, I Hope To Set Myself Free.

By Shira Lankin Sheps | March 28, 2018

It’s a voice I thought I had vanquished. But at the most unpredictable times, those scathing whispers slip surreptitiously back…

“If Purim Was A Pop Song”- Yonina for LPM’s “Layered Sounds”

By Shira Lankin Sheps | March 1, 2018

The Joy in Revelation

By Tova Lahasky | February 15, 2018

Today is Rosh Chodesh Adar, the first of the month of Adar, a time when we examine that which is…

Explore Darkness and Discover the Light

By Rachel Tuchman | December 19, 2017

In reading the Chanukah story, we probably would have understood if the Maccabees chose to play it safe and sit…