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Chaya Lester

Essay

The Miracle Gemach

By On March 6, 2017

Have we got the Miracle-Gemach for you...… Read More

Poem

Halleluyah For Leonard

By On November 21, 2016

Chaya offers poetic praise for the guiding light that Leonard gave.… Read More

Poem

A Jerusalem Prayer For American Democrazy

By On November 7, 2016

When the Kotel is your ballot box....… Read More

Essay

Imagine Doing This At 4am

By On September 26, 2016

What if our ritualized Selichot looked like this?… Read More

Essay

This Is Your Brain On Elul

By On September 5, 2016

Welcome to Elul. The month whose tagline reads: “Helping Shleppers Get Their Act Together For 3000 Years”. Tis the season for teshuva; our own temporal epicenter for Change. I’m admittedly obsessed with… Read More

Essay

Jewish Valentines Day Just Doesn’t Cut It

By On August 18, 2016

Tu B'Av is the Silent Beatle of Jewish holidays. It’s the Bermuda Triangle’d holiday that just up and disappeared. Here's how to get it back. … Read More

Essay

I’ve Been Lying To You

By On July 25, 2016

Chaya's unsettling over-share...… Read More

Poem

Hallel, Of Blessed Memory…

By On July 1, 2016

In honor of Hallel Yaffa Ariel … Read More

Essay

Here’s To Reconciliation

By On June 27, 2016

Here we grapple with the justice of how to treat an ‘enemy’. When just next door she sleeps so peaceful. With prayers and knives... in kitchen sinks.… Read More

Essay

I Wave This Flag Today

By On June 5, 2016

Chaya shares what it's like to belong to Jerusalem on Yom Yerushalayim… Read More

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