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Yocheved Sidof

Essay

In Judaism, First Things First

By On September 20, 2016

There’s a slippery slope between binding, Torah laws, customs, and community norms that attempt to socialize people through fear and control. And lately, this whole thing is bothering me. A lot.… Read More

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A Prayer For The First Day Of School

By On September 6, 2016

For many, today is the first day of school. I planned on writing this piece with advice for parents and teachers for a successful new school year – think a little bit… Read More

Poem

The Sounds Of Mikvah

By On August 23, 2016

Which words scream louder underwater?… Read More

Essay

Is Watching The Olympics With My Daughter A Tease?

By On August 9, 2016

What if watching the Olympics together would spark something in her that I cannot control?… Read More

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Is There Greater Value In Educating The Observant?

By On July 28, 2016

What kind of Jewish education, and for whom, is more vital? More nuanced? More indicative of a thriving Jewish future? … Read More

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Wanting A Baby While On Birth Control

By On July 12, 2016

“Mommy, next time you daven to Hashem can you please, please, ask for another baby?”… Read More

Essay

Orthodox Jews: Stop Trying To Be Cool

By On June 28, 2016

What do we have to prove?… Read More

Essay

When We Look At One Another

By On April 19, 2016

It's time to get personal. … Read More

Essay

On Hating Myself

By On April 5, 2016

If you had a little tape recorder in my head and pressed record, you’d capture all sorts of stuff. But one thing would emerge - the words I use to talk to… Read More

Poem

Happy Birthday To Me

By On March 22, 2016

What I'm wishing for.… Read More

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