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Merri Ukraincik

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How I Dreamed My Way Back To Shul

By On October 9, 2018

As if I never left, I find comfort in the familiar landscape of the sanctuary, reopening the siddur, which fits in my splayed palms like it was there all along.… Read More

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Words Are There For The Taking, And So Is Silence

By On September 4, 2018

Words can nurture, change, and heal. Stillness, too, can fill us up with love.… Read More

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God of the Bathroom

By On August 7, 2018

I found proof of God on the way out of the bathroom, not that my faith ever needed it.… Read More

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How I Became A Feminist Without Even Trying

By On July 10, 2018

I’m a wife, mother, and writer. A daughter of Israel, a believer in G-d, a traditional Orthodox keeper of the faith who doesn't long ritually for more, has never even been curious… Read More

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Because There Are No Phones In Heaven

By On May 15, 2018

Talking to my grandmother is akin to talking to G-d, a one-sided conversation grounded in my faith that they are both listening, even though they cannot answer. … Read More

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On Love, Fatigue, And Motherhood

By On April 17, 2018

Motherhood is different now. And so am I.… Read More

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The Ghosts In Our Garage

By On March 21, 2018

I am quite certain they are real.… Read More

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It’s Hard Not To Write On Shabbos

By On February 20, 2018

Sometimes creating is breathing.… Read More

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Stealing Time From The Cosmos

By On January 23, 2018

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been an early riser. There’s a lovely rhythm to those first waking moments when it's not quite dawn, but night has begun to make… Read More

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How To Build An Entire World In Negative Space

By On December 26, 2017

Of course, there’s more to say when we bump into one another. There always is. But do you really want to know? Do I really want to tell you?… Read More

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