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Rivki Silver

Essay

Why We Need To Talk About Private Things

By On November 30, 2016

It's time to stop using modesty as a blanket excuse to avoid difficult conversations. The stakes are too high.… Read More

Essay

Something Hopeful Here

By On November 16, 2016

We've all been here before, in some way or another. … Read More

Long Read

All The Futures We Left Behind

By On November 2, 2016

For this I became religious?… Read More

Essay

Indoctrination 101

By On October 5, 2016

Life lessons you might not expect from clarinet lessons… Read More

Essay

A Ba’al Teshuvah, A Convert And A Tourist

By On September 21, 2016

walk into a bar (not really).… Read More

Essay

This Elul, Forgive Yourself First

By On September 7, 2016

How can we ask G-d for forgiveness when we don't even grant it to ourselves?… Read More

Essay

Why Are There So Many Annoying People?

By On August 24, 2016

It's not you, it's me. Really. … Read More

Essay

From Darkness To Light

By On August 11, 2016

Somewhere in a midrash it describes how during the plague of darkness the darkness was so thick that the Egyptians were unable to move around. That’s how I feel, spiritually. I feel… Read More

Essay

The Garden In My Backyard, The Garden Within

By On July 27, 2016

There's a reason Thoreau got all inspired by nature.… Read More

Long Read

On Wanting To Fit In

By On July 13, 2016

For so many years I defined myself by standing out, by being iconoclastic. How did I become a person who wants to look like everyone else?… Read More

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