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Breaking and Rebuilding

By Shira Lankin Sheps | October 27, 2019

Written by Shira Lankin Sheps & Rachel Hercman One year ago, on October 27, 2018, The Tree of Life synagogue…

Shabbos Before the First Aliyah: A Mother’s Blessing to Her Children

By Judy Davidovics | July 25, 2019

Leaving and Returning, From the familiar and safe to the unknown. Though your presence here will be missed, You are…

Coming Back to the Mikveh

By Daniella Hellerstein | May 31, 2019

When my husband and I felt our family was complete, I chose a birth control that would accommodate that decision.…

Poway

By Rebecca Leicht | May 5, 2019

For Lori Gilbert Kaye z”l This is the way it feels. The tip of my finger is pinched by the…

Widowhood as a Single Mom

By Aviva Ben-Zev/Rosenbaum | December 25, 2018

The hardest thing I have ever done was when I had to tell my five year-old daughter that her father…

A Jew Is A Jew: Lessons From Anti-Semitism

By Shira Lankin Sheps | October 28, 2018

When I turned on my phone after Shabbat here in Israel, a nightmare scenario unfolded on my newsfeed. During a…

When G-d Says No: Coping with Miscarriage

By Emily Wind | July 11, 2018

When we found out I was pregnant, we were overjoyed. We couldn’t wait to share the news. In line with…

Learning and Growing From a Life Fully Lived

By Esther Snyder | June 27, 2018

I will never forget the text that I received on January 12th, 2014: “I know that you can’t get texts…

The Collection of Jewish Moms

By Michelle London | May 14, 2018

The dining room, Friday night at the Singles’ Shabbaton, buzzed with the potential of meeting one’s spouse. My friend Chaikie…

Infertility Awareness Shabbat: Creating a Legacy to Ensure A Feeling of Inclusion by Those Who Have Not Yet Completed Their Families

By Elie Salomon | May 3, 2018

I’m not a big crier, I like to have a tough exterior and save my tears for private conversations between…

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,…

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…

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