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Rivki Silver

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

Essay

The Truth About The Perfect People

By On June 15, 2016

Some people are just scary and terrifying and we should never, ever, ever try to talk to them. That is not at all what this post is about.… Read More

Essay

Five Reasons I Would Convert All Over Again

By On June 1, 2016

Pay no attention to my complaints. This is one of the best decisions I ever made.… Read More

Essay

Congratulations, I’m Not Happy For You

By On May 18, 2016

None of my own accomplishments matter. I only want what you have. … Read More

Essay

Say Yes Anyways

By On May 4, 2016

I had no business saying yes to this opportunity, but saying yes taught me something valuable that still gives me strength today.… Read More

Essay

Why I Can’t Show You My Tattoo

By On April 20, 2016

This is tale of wanting to fit in. It’s also a tale of how far a person (okay, me) might go to fulfill a specific idea of what fitting in means.… Read More

Music

Nine Songs To Take You From Sad To Glad

By On April 6, 2016

Sometimes it takes more than positive thinking to get yourself out of a funk. Sometimes it takes a playlist. This is mine. … Read More

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