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Chaya Kurtz

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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

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Does Anyone Else Get Premenstrual Syndrome?

By On June 6, 2016

Or am I the only one?… Read More

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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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My Path To Coffee Addiction

By On April 11, 2016

I know that coffee is not healthy for me, but I can't figure out how to quit. Beyond being addicted to it, I love it.… Read More

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Talking To God On The Street

By On March 28, 2016

Hitbodedut (hisboididus, if you live in Brooklyn) is the practice of talking to G-d in your own words, also known as "personal prayer". The word means literally "self seclusion," but if you… Read More

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The World Has A Big Problem With Sexuality

By On March 14, 2016

The world has a big problem with sexuality, and it is manifesting as child sexual abuse, even in religious communities. … Read More

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The Life Changing Magic Of Cleaning Up Puke

By On February 29, 2016

When it's just me, I can get away with being afraid. But when my baby is involved, it seems I have no choice but to buck up and face whatever scary happening… Read More

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Ashkenazic Jewish Foods, Ranked Without Explanation

By On February 15, 2016

I am right about this, but tell me how you'd rank these Asheknazi Jewish foods, from best to worst. … Read More

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Young Jewish Farmers & Redemption

By On January 18, 2016

This piece is part of the series, “Readers Take Over Hevria”. The topic assigned to me:  “People who are on the most “Orthodox” end of Hevria’s religiosity spectrum (I guess I mean… Read More

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How To Spot A Spiritual Sexual Predator

By On January 4, 2016

Specifically one who is dressed in the garb of a guru, religious leader, or activist: A guide for Jewish women (and other women too).… Read More

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