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Merri Ukraincik

Essay

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

Essay

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

Essay

In Which I Discover I’m A Wrestler, Too

By On November 28, 2017

We may have let our son join the wrestling team. But aren't we all wrestlers? Haven't we all, at different times in our lives, felt G-d pin us to the mat?… Read More

Essay

The Piece Of Me That’s Missing

By On November 5, 2017

Time hadn't chased the demons from the box. A piece of me was still missing.… Read More

Story

“Cain, May I Have A Moment Of Your Time?”

By On October 3, 2017

A story about one man and G-d, and what their moment foretold for the rest of us.… Read More

Essay

Beneath The Blessed Water

By On September 5, 2017

When I open my eyes, I see the holiness in the water and in the everyday details of my life. … Read More

Guest Post

The Invisible Jew

By On July 10, 2017

Jewish women are disappearing from view.… Read More

Guest Post

So Many Ways To Be Silent

By On April 24, 2017

A woman of faith reflects on all the times in life that she's chosen silence.… Read More

Essay

The Messy Business of Atonement

By On October 10, 2016

A personal meditation on teshuva before Yom Kippur.… Read More

Guest Post

In the Aisle between Darkness and Light

By On April 4, 2016

Crying at Costco, Merri tries to figure out if she did right by her out-of-the-box son.… Read More

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