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Emily Zimmer

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The First Time I Heard The Shofar, I Cringed

By On September 13, 2017

Are we meant to think of self-sacrifice? Of the Akeida? Of listening to G-d no matter what? Should I feel humbled? Full of awe? Is this raspy cry meant to remind me of… Read More

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What If My Relationship With God Is All In My Head?

By On August 17, 2017

Many of us identify as spiritual people –We pray, meditate, and take hikes in the forest. We close our phones for hours and do nothing other than think about G-d. But how… Read More


In Search Of Unity And Jewish Music

By On August 1, 2017

To attend The Camping Trip for the second year in a row, but this time as performer--I felt like a ten year old girl with a bag full of jelly beans.… Read More


Why I’m Still Not Keeping Kol Eesha

By On July 6, 2017

Suddenly, this thing I loved so much, this huge, unfathomable piece of myself, felt dirty and unfamiliar. I lay in my bed and stared at my guitar, hanging on the wall, mocking… Read More


Sleepwalking In Broad Daylight

By On June 22, 2017

I woke up in utter confusion, my body half-off the bed, my mind buzzing with questions.… Read More

Long Read

Journey To The Center Of The Earth

By On June 8, 2017

My journey to acceptance, from Emunah, to utter terror, to awe. … Read More


A Few Words To The Real World

By On May 11, 2017

Is this how it was supposed to be?… Read More


Why I Hate The Rain

By On April 27, 2017

There’s nothing romantic about the rain. Throw out the songs and the movie scenes, the poems and the cliché metaphors; Every poets back-pocket go-to. I hate the rain. I hate the clouds and… Read More

Guest Post

How To Get A Room Of Teenagers To Meditate

By On April 10, 2017

Their faces twitched. Their eyes fluttered. So did mine. Everyone's do. I didn't look at the clock, I simply existed in the moment in a room full of young girls, six years… Read More

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Disconnecting Our Actions From Our Souls

By On March 27, 2017

I can’t speak, for I fear I’ll say the wrong thing. I know nothing. I’ll never learn anything new. These are the abilities I have and that will never change. I’ll just… Read More

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