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,...

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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