By Neshama Carlebach
Announcing her “aliyah” to Reform Judaism at the movement’s biennial, singer Neshama Carlebach says it feels like a homecoming.
By Abigail Pickus
On a drive in Israel, the son of her dreams in tow, something clicks for a writer-editor about finding the right person and becoming whole.
By Piper Hoffman
Judaism helping a couple decide not to have children? A Brooklyn lawyer-blogger explains.
By Liad Shoham
Israel’s diminutive size and preoccupation with what the family (read: mom) will think are among the myriad reasons that crime writers there have a tough task, writes one who has found success.
By Alden Solovy
Beset by tragedy, including the loss of his wife, a Jewish poet and liturgist rejects a rabbi’s reference to Job — but now he understands.
By Leonard Felson
With his increased Jewish observance over the years straining his marriage, a husband finds some perspective in the words of a Hasidic master.
By Annette Powers
The Jewish people, who tend to apply ritual to almost every aspect of life, perhaps should prescribe a set of shiva-like rituals for divorce, a marketing and communications professional writes.
By Lisa Barr
Grandma Rachel comes through again — in her own way — for a granddaughter who is unable to conceive. And despite her death nearly two decades ago, she hasn’t stopped helping.