September 17, 2017

During the Yamim Noraim (High Holidays) season this year, The Layers Project will be focusing on the concept of “Cheshbon Hanefesh”- “Accounting of the Soul”- on a personal and communal level. It is a time, where we are meant to reflect upon our actions, relationships,...

September 12, 2017

I will start with this: I am 31 and I just got married. The last 10 years of my life have been wonderful, meaningful, exciting, and... hard.  In a community centered around family and children, it is easy to feel like an outsider. Yom Tov, family events, and milestones...

September 10, 2017

In my experience, we often get stuck in the idea that to be right for each other, two people need to be like each other. We figure, this person has a logical, analytical way of thinking, she for sure needs someone similar, not the sensitive emotional type. That person...

September 4, 2017

The Hebrew word for faith is emunah. Having emunah is something that I struggle with in general. I want to feel like I am in the driver’s seat when it comes to my destiny and making big (and little) decisions. I love being under the illusion of control.

So when it came...

August 28, 2017

Let’s talk about what it’s like to be single in the Jewish Modern Orthodox Community. In just a few months I’ll turn 30 years old. That means I have been dating nearly 10 years, aiming to find the right person to marry. Not being able to find the right person when you...

August 27, 2017

My grandparents were Nazi hunters.

Well, at least we thought they were. My grandfather “found escaped Nazi’s” all over the world on his vacations with my grandmother. He specifically had suspicions about the piano player at the hotel in Aruba. My grandmother’s Nazi hunt...

August 15, 2017

If you are like me, your news feeds are overflowing with negativity. Images of angry people with torches, white sheets and hate filled signs. Long, rage lined threads of people arguing, accusing each other of the worst things and name calling. Nightmare geopolitical sc...

July 31, 2017

I feel so raw today.

Tonight is Tishaa Ba'av, and this fast is definitely one of the hardest days of the year for me. Not just because I am a horrible faster but because of all the feelings. I know there are many people out there that have a hard time connecting to the...

July 24, 2017

This week, we are beginning the time period called, “The Nine Days.” These are the days that precipitate the historical destruction of the Beit Hamikdash, the Holy Temple, and many subsequent tragedies that befell the Jewish people. We ask “Why did God choose to destro...

July 16, 2017

I’ve noticed this trend for a while. First I saw magazines that were dedicated to Jewish women, having as a rule, no pictures of women. Then I heard about all the women that were being photo-shopped out of Charedi (right wing Jewish orthodox) newspapers- even newsworth...

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