Holidays

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,…

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…

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…

Why This Seder Will Be Different

By Rena Bannett | April 7, 2020

So what is different about this Seder night than any other? This year that remains to be seen. This will…

Mini-Layers Profile: #coronastories #pesach #LauraBenDavid

By Laura Ben-David | April 7, 2020

(1/2) “We were really lucky. My son had returned from a trip abroad with buddies and they were able to…

Mini-Layers Profile: #coronastories #pesach #tovabukingolts

By Tova Bukingolts | April 7, 2020

(1/2) “For the last 4 years, we have been going to NY for Pesach to visit my parents, brother (who…

Mini-Layers Profile: #coronastories #pesach #NaomiRivkahMost

By Naomi Rivkah Most | April 6, 2020

1/3 “I am a 36-year-old widow with 3 children, ages 9 ½ ( twins boy and girl) and  12 ½-year-old…

Always With Me

By Aliza Stareshefsky Blumenthal | October 24, 2019

Last summer, The Layers Project did a profile on my story of Infant Loss.  When I think about the few…

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…

The Failings of Solely Focusing on Beauty

By Shira Lankin Sheps | March 20, 2019

As women, we know that we need to take care of ourselves. We should eat nutritious food, dress in 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…