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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…

Coming Full Circle

By Tova Lahasky | March 10, 2019

Facebook is all about celebration. We see each other’s seemingly perfect lives. The pictures of birthdays, Broadway musicals, picnics, weddings,…

The Challenge of “One Size Fits All” in Dating

By Micki Lavin-Pell | February 27, 2019

The importance of creating a good Jewish home has been drilled into most members of the Orthodox Jewish community from…

Layers Platform Feedback: Top Ten Things A Shadchan Should Know

By Shira Lankin Sheps | February 26, 2019

Many people in our Jewish communities date and find their spouses through the mechanism of “Shidduch Dating.” What that means,…

Dating: Let Us Trust Ourselves

By Sara Kupfer | February 24, 2019

I was on my way home from work last week when my friend Ayala called. “I need to vent. I…

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…

“Overweight” and Loving Myself

By Yehudit Jessica Singer | December 17, 2018

I have been overweight my whole life. For as long as I remember, I’ve been “the fat girl.” It’s so…

Nikki’s Story: Humans of Judaism

By Shira Lankin Sheps | December 4, 2018

(1/6) “Grief”  “Around this time of year, in November of 2013, just before Thanksgiving, my father passed away suddenly. I…

Leah’s Story: Unconditional Personhood

By Shira Lankin Sheps | November 14, 2018

(1/6) “Agency” “My mother grew up without a lot of agency, with little say in what happened to her in…

Aliza’s Story: My Body, My Babies

By Shira Lankin Sheps | August 7, 2018

(1/7) “Unpretty”   At the time, I felt very unpretty. I felt in order to be pretty, you had to…

26, Jewish, Single Mother

By Jennifer Grinberg | August 2, 2018

It can be a magical time of exploring. What happens when you’re a 26-year-old Jewish single mother? What happens to…

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