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Take It To The Bridge

By On February 1, 2017

What do you do when you have a horrible singing voice but you love to sing? You have a baby.… Read More

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Of Heroes, Monsters, And Epic Journeys

By On January 9, 2017

Once a parent, everything, everything, is being a parent. … Read More

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On Putting Babies to Sleep

By On December 5, 2016

Somebody handed me a crying baby. There wasn't really a sense that I was a stranger.… Read More

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No Jewish Community Suits Me, But I Have A Dream

By On November 6, 2016

Most Jewish communities, whether Orthodox, secular, or somewhere in between, silence something key to my mind or my soul. I dream of a place to call home.… Read More

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All The Futures We Left Behind

By On November 2, 2016

For this I became religious?… Read More

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I F**king Hate Yom Kippur

By On October 6, 2016

I regret those words as soon as I think them. But it’s true.… Read More

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Why I Stopped Calling Myself Chabad

By On September 29, 2016

Elad Nehorai takes us on the journey of letting go of an identity, from a change in beliefs to a change in dress, and finally to letting go of a label. … Read More

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My Raw Thoughts And Prayers For The Holiest Time Of The Year

By On September 25, 2016

My heartfelt, sometimes anguished thoughts and prayers for this special time of year. I need help, and I'm not afraid to ask.… Read More

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Today Is September 11: Fear, Religion’s Dangers, And Hope

By On September 11, 2016

A vast range of interpretive possibility makes religion both glorious and dangerous. September 11, 2001 clarified that for me, as it swept me up in a rare sense of communion with the… Read More

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I’ve Danced With Anti-Semitism, So Who Am I To Judge?

By On August 28, 2016

As I grew up, various unpleasant experiences pushed me dangerously close to anti-Semitic feelings. So can I condemn others who express similar impressions?… Read More

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