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Rivka Nehorai

Essay

Why I Was Terrified Under the Chuppah

By On May 24, 2016

No one had prepared me for the possibility that I might feel this way. I mean, this was supposed to be the happiest day of my life. And I didn't want… Read More

Essay

How We Tell Our Stories By The Clothes We Wear

By On May 10, 2016

Everything we do tells a story of our continued exploration, our current allegiances, and our philosophical adherence.… Read More

Essay

Why I’m Addicted To Nesting

By On April 13, 2016

Isn’t that what nesting is? A physical manifestation of a promise? A way of convincing ourselves that this time will be different? And it delivered.… Read More

Poem

My Husband Left Me For Israel

By On March 31, 2016

Elad leaves his pregnant wife home alone with two kids as he gallivants around Israel. But it's ok with her, really. Really, it is. … Read More

Essay

There’s No Shame In Taking Meds

By On March 15, 2016

Maybe we can bow our heads to the truth that Gd gave us a pill-shaped lifeboat for when this exiled life gets too heavy.… Read More

Essay

We’re Contaminating the World By Not Exercising

By On March 1, 2016

If you want to be surrounded by light and holiness and positive talk, listen to the closest and most dedicated physical thing you own; your body .… Read More

Essay

All Hail The Mother’s Gut

By On February 23, 2016

You have been given a special gift: a mother's gut. Now you need to expose its beautiful power.… Read More

Essay

Sometimes You Have to Burn Your Past Self

By On February 2, 2016

Maybe you're breaking down because you're breaking open because there's a new you inside that's shrieking to come out.… Read More

Essay

Understanding Self Harm

By On January 19, 2016

We condemn those who harm others. How should we treat those who abuse themselves? … Read More

Essay

He Was So Unromantic, I Had To Marry Him

By On January 5, 2016

And then something happened. Something that had never happened on any of those other shidduch dates I had excruciatingly gone on.… Read More

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