Mikvah

The Pain of My Last Trip to the Mikvah

By Noa Choritz | February 25, 2018

This essay is brought to The Layers Project Magazine in collaboration with The Eden Center, in Israel. “As a carrier…

Filled with Emptiness: Grieving After a Mastectomy or Hysterectomy

By Dvora Entin | February 19, 2018

This essay is based on the collective experiences of women I have counseled over the years. Dear Sister, You cannot…

Taking the Plunge

By Rebecca Klempner | January 14, 2018

Collecting my still-wet hair in one hand, I tuck it all into my fuzzy magenta cap and grab my bag.…

When I Dunked In the Mikvah, My Soul Came Home

By Andrea Grinberg | January 8, 2018

I remember when everything changed. For a year, I had been engaged in a deep exploration of observant Judaism, making…

Abbie’s Story: Anything for You

By Shira Lankin Sheps | July 10, 2017

I met Abbie in college, when we were both English Majors together. I remember we took a poetry writing class…