Laura Melnicoff·5 min read
An immersion in a mikvah is done without any clothing, so that there is no barrier between the skin and the water. Though Linda was the one immersing, I also felt exposed.
Yocheved Sidof·6 min read
Let's skip the niceties.
Andrea Grinberg·3 min read
What I need myself to remember about being a new mother.
Merri Ukraincik·6 min read
Crying at Costco, Merri tries to figure out if she did right by her out-of-the-box son.
Rivka Nehorai·7 min read
Now is the time to heal the scars of centuries and of recent times, that have pulled us apart and away from each other. Now is the time to nurture ourselves.
Ayala Tiefenbrunn·2 min read
I need to make a mess. Life is messy. Bloody. Full of spit-up and pee and you’re helpless and you need me and I need to accept that I actually need to wash my sheets more than every other week now. Or maybe not.
Yocheved Sidof·1 min read
(Please, hold the "b'sha'ah tova!" for now).
Yocheved Sidof·5 min read
What, if anything, would I march for?
Hadassah Leggett·1 min read
I refuse to be the mother of a daughter/ Who spends her whole life believing/ She isn’t enough/ to let my daughter be brought up/ in a world that believes/ She is only something/ When she has a wedding ring.
Yocheved Sidof·3 min read
I don't like to pray-- at least not the kind of prayer that involves a prayerbook. Maybe its too regimented. Maybe I’m not disciplined enough. Or maybe I just never learnt how to pray.