Spirituality

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,…

Shomea V’Oneh

By Nisa Harris | June 24, 2020

When my father was diagnosed with cancer this year, despite the fact that I was someone you would rarely find…

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…

Tomorrow Is A New Day

By Matana Poupko Jacobs | April 1, 2020

Tonight I decided: To say goodbye to sadness, To thank it for coming in to hold space for my pain,…

Torah Texts and Togetherness: Family Life in the Time of Quarantine

By Shira Hecht Koller | March 22, 2020

When life becomes disorienting, I look for frameworks that feel familiar to serve as an anchor as the ground beneath…

The Legacy of The Bat Mitzvah

By Shira Lankin Sheps | November 18, 2019

This essay is brought to The Layers Project Magazine through a partnership with Matan. I have been thinking a lot…

When a Kid Believes in Miracles

By Shira Lankin Sheps | November 13, 2019

Last night I was cleaning up the kitchen after a draining day. My husband is traveling for work and I…

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Torah Learning At Any Stage

By Shira Lankin Sheps | October 6, 2019

This essay is brought to The Layers Project Magazine through a partnership with Matan- The Sadie Rennert Women’s Institute for…

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Rachelle’s Story: When A Nation Unites

By Shira Lankin Sheps | October 3, 2019

THIS PROFILE IS BROUGHT TO THE LAYERS PROJECT MAGAZINE THROUGH A PARTNERSHIP WITH MATAN, IN HONOR OF THEIR 30TH-YEAR ANNIVERSARY DINNER CHOL…

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Chaya’s Story: Fighting Harder, Hope for the Future

By Shira Lankin Sheps | September 24, 2019

This profile is brought to The Layers Project Magazine through a partnership with Matan, in honor of their 30th-year anniversary…

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I Was Wrong, About Tisha Ba’av

By Shira Lankin Sheps | August 11, 2019

I was wrong.  Last year on Tisha Ba’av, I was a brand new olah, living here in Jerusalem for no…

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Faith Is All You Need

By Orah Lasko | July 30, 2019

I have three kids. My two oldest are girls; Sophie is 7 and Emily is 4. My husband and I…