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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…


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…

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…

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

By Shira Lankin Sheps | March 1, 2018
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