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Ayala Tiefenbrunn

Essay

My “Intermarriage”

By On November 14, 2017

Watching my father go through this process when I was in high-school, I knew this was my messorah. I knew I had an obligation to keep it alive, in anyway I could.… Read More

Essay

Being An Aggressive Woman In This World

By On October 17, 2017

We live in a world where all people are free to act as they please. Nothing about our world is perfect. There is no excuse for sexual violence. We cannot let ourselves… Read More

Essay

An Open Letter To Whole Foods

By On October 3, 2017

We are not a joke. Your ethnicity is not a joke. Your religion is not a joke. Because Yom Kippur isn’t about fasting.… Read More

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Essay

Tishrei When You’re Self Abusive.

By On September 19, 2017

No one teaches you how to do teshuvah or to navigate the yamim noraim when you have self abusive tendencies. Just know that your friends and community members who deal with these… Read More

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A Love Poem for Elul

By On September 5, 2017

Often we focus in Elul on what we did wrong, sometimes we need to focus on what we didn’t do, sometimes we need to promise to do more, not to do "better" at what we… Read More

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While You Were Name Calling

By On August 22, 2017

The things we hear.… Read More

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Essay

The Vulnerability Of Feeling Happy

By On August 8, 2017

The truth is that everything I ever wanted to happen to me at this point in my life has happened and much, much more. I’m very lucky that I get to say… Read More

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Story

You & Me: Two Narratives, One Story

By On July 17, 2017

What will remain unsaid.… Read More

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Essay

The Client’s Always Right

By On July 3, 2017

Learning to be a designer has taught me how much I like to work quietly for other people's benefit.… Read More

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Essay

Thinking Left-Handed

By On June 19, 2017

Jews are in pain and I don't know what to do about it.… Read More

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