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Chaya Kurtz

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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

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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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