Judaism

Re-Learning How To Make Shabbat

By Eliana Sohn | January 31, 2018

For the first half of my life, Shabbat was made for me. I was born shomer Shabbat, or Sabbath observant,…

When I Ended My Marriage, I Chose My New Beginning

By Chana Shestack | January 25, 2018

Like many of my friends, I went to seminary after I graduated high school. I finally felt like I found…

Shira’s Story: Aliyah- A New Life

By Shira Lankin Sheps | January 22, 2018

(1/5) “Real Life vs. Dream Life” “My whole life I’ve always thought to myself, ‘Move to Israel. Live in Israel.’…

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…

How To: Leave Work Early For Shabbat, Without Jeopardizing Your Job

By Shira Hanau | December 28, 2017

Friday afternoons in the winter can feel like the last mile of a marathon — making sure the chulent has…

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…

Lighting Up The Home From Within

By Rochel Lazar | December 16, 2017

The month before Chanukah, I start scouring the internet and stores for amazing deals on gifts that I think my…

How To Stay Safe This Chanukah

By Aaryn Rubin | December 14, 2017

I founded Safety Awareness Day, an event created after a tragic fire in the Jewish community. We educate the public…

Chef Zissie Presents

By Zissie | December 12, 2017

Chef Zissie prepares for The Layers Project Magazine, “Four Perfect Olive Oil Salad Dressings For Channukah” I feel very fortunate.…

Redeemed by Tzion

By Shira Lankin Sheps | December 12, 2017

Filmed By: KotelTV- Moshe and Kochava Rozenbaum Over a year and a half ago, before I could know how full…

Sapir – One for Each Night

By Shira Lankin Sheps | December 11, 2017

Sapir singing her Channukah Mashup “One for Each Night” for “Layered Sounds”- the acoustic sessions of The Layers Project Magazine.…