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Chaya Kurtz

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The Weirdest Modest Clothes on Amazon

By On January 18, 2017

And by weird, I mean awesome.… Read More

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Auntie Chaya’s Guide to Asking a Rav

By On January 2, 2017

Call a Rav. Or do you just want to stir up an argument on Facebook about whether or not it’s kosher to eat broccoli? … Read More

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A Lesson On Polarfleece For Chassidim

By On December 19, 2016

Baalei teshuva get reminded of our backgrounds in the most obscure ways. Here's one example that's coming up a lot recently: Chassidim do not understand Polarfleece.… Read More

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On Putting Babies to Sleep

By On December 5, 2016

Somebody handed me a crying baby. There wasn't really a sense that I was a stranger.… Read More

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Why I Finally Call Myself A Lubavitcher

By On November 7, 2016

Not a rebuttal of Elad's essay, but a very different perspective from a fellow nonconformist.… Read More

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Monday Morning Get-Together: If Your Year Was A Song, What Would It Be?

By On September 26, 2016

Days before Rosh Hashanah, I want to hear all your sense memories. If your year was a song, what would it be? … Read More

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Nine Tactics to Change Your Life This Month

By On September 12, 2016

Elul is ON. I am fired up to change, to rearrange my life and to push myself past my perceived limitations. … Read More

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1992 Bat Mitzvah Party Time!

By On August 15, 2016

This is the ultimate 1992 bat mitzvah party mix. I dare you not to dance.… Read More

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Ballet Saved Me From Committing Suicide When I Was 13

By On August 1, 2016

Ballet was an alternate universe. It was the complete opposite of what I experienced at school.… Read More

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I Want To Be My Awesome Jewish Grandparents

By On July 18, 2016

Somehow my grandparents didn't seem to fear for my demise like my parents did, which is why they were sanctuaries to me as a teenager. … Read More

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