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Oct 2, 2018, 11:09 AM
The Kavanaugh Hearing is Good for Boys Too
As an American, a millennial, a feminist, and a mother, I watched the hearing in which Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh both recalled a summer in high school with a pit in my stomach. It's easy to scoff at...
Sep 3, 2018, 2:50 PM
On the Spectrum and Out of Your Classroom
My son's story is not unique. He was a sensitive and focused baby, that developed into a challenging toddler, and finally an absolutely dysfunctional young child on the Autistic spectrum. Dysfunctional that is, without medication and therapeutic intervention. Many...
Jul 19, 2018, 12:38 PM
A Third Temple is not the Answer to My Prayers
There are many reasons to cry and mourn on Tisha Ba'av. As a Jewish person, I mourn for my people - we have been through a long and often devastating journey throughout human history. We thrived wherever we were...
Jun 15, 2018, 11:53 AM
Just Your Body
"You're beautiful." "Thank you." This interaction always struck me as strange when I was younger. Why should I say thank you for something I have no control over? I felt both proud and somehow guilty for being a pretty girl -...
May 27, 2018, 4:25 PM
Surfacing after anti-depressants
Anti-depressants allowed me to scratch away at a very lost identity, but then they imprisoned me
Apr 9, 2018, 12:23 PM
That Time of the Month & Changed Perception
Isn't it crazy how we can feel amazing one day, and then horrible the next? Like literally nothing in reality needs to change, but if I go through an internal shift, the exact same LIFE can mean something totally different to...
Mar 29, 2018, 12:07 PM
Divorce, loss, freedom
There was the trap of an unhappy marriage, the chaos of divorce, fear, sadness and, with time, laughter
Mar 6, 2018, 10:08 PM
When an Autism Diagnosis is a Huge Relief
On Yom Kippur evening, eight and a half years ago, I sat in a Bet Shemesh shul. I still feel the phantom weight of a tichel (head covering) tugging my hair. That night it was a pink glittery pashmina....
Feb 25, 2018, 3:43 PM
Purim Partying without God
Israel is bubbling with Purim preparations. All of the random-things-stores are stocked to the ceiling with hats, boas, silly glasses, and vampire teeth. Adult nurse and police officer costumes, clearly intended for fetish purposes, are available, just for a...
Jun 30, 2016, 12:09 PM
Hallel Yaffa — I’m Crying For You
Good night Love you. Tomorrow is another day I’ll kiss your cheek. Tomorrow is another day I’ll hear your voice. Tomorrow is another day We might argue We might laugh Tomorrow. You are so young So much is yet to come Tomorrow. Good night Love you. Hallel Yaffa Ariel. I never met you But I’m crying...
Truth seeking, mother of three, working on being a better human being, one day at a time.