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Chaya Kurtz

Essay

An Open Letter From Gluten

By On November 8, 2017

An open letter from gluten, if gluten were your Jewish grandma. … Read More

Poem

Haikus About Frum Life

By On October 25, 2017

Haiku? Shmaiku! What is this fershtunken chazarei? Stop hocking a chainik, Hevria. … Read More

Essay

A Conversation: Why I Haven’t Fraied Out

By On August 2, 2017

More than a few people on their way out or fully out of the fold have asked me how I could choose Chabad as a way of life. "You had every choice… Read More

Essay

Take It To The Bridge

By On February 1, 2017

What do you do when you have a horrible singing voice but you love to sing? You have a baby.… Read More

List

The Weirdest Modest Clothes on Amazon

By On January 18, 2017

And by weird, I mean awesome.… Read More

Essay

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

Essay

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

Essay

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

Essay

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

Essay

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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