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.
By Devorah Blachor
A stay-at-home mom, admittedly insecure, wonders if not returning to work is a convenient way of surrendering to her fears and not facing the world.
By Joshua Safran
In an excerpt from the forthcoming book “Free Spirit: Growing Up On the Road and Off the Grid,” Joshua Safran writes about reconsidering his worldview after a seventh-grade assignment: watching the nightly news as homework.
By Rebecca Shapiro
Unpacking in the new apartment she would share with her boyfriend of four years, a 20-something makes a revelation: The couple would need to be less like the families they came from and more like the family they would create together.
By Itai Reuveni
Those furthest apart can be brought closer together — an interfaith dialogue conference in Sarajevo proves it, writes a researcher at NGO Monitor in Jerusalem.
By Royal Young
For a 20-something author, his bubbe’s Yiddish wisdom about building a new city from an old one also applies to relationships and family.
By Alice Feiring
With some trepidation, a successful wine writer heads back to a yeshiva reunion and an encounter with the only Jewish boy she ever dated.