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Chaya Kurtz


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


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


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


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


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


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

this one's for brooklyn

How Not To Be A Jerk To Other Jews

By On June 20, 2016

Crown Heights has an eruv. You might disapprove. But threatening to tear it down is a jerky, crappy move.… Read More


Does Anyone Else Get Premenstrual Syndrome?

By On June 6, 2016

Or am I the only one?… Read More


Eight Things To Do When Someone Doesn’t Like You

By On May 23, 2016

I have some insight to share, and I hope you'll benefit from my social ineptitude.… Read More

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