This year, I will be giving out Halloween candy for the first time in my adult life. I’m not quite sure how I got this far without partaking in this…
The warmer weather slips away as October settles in and the leaves start to fall. A week ago I was feeling lighter post all the Jewish holidays; there’s…
Merissa Nathan Gerson Listen now | In this episode, Merissa talks about her new book, “Forget Prayers, Bring Cake: A Single Woman’s Guide to Grieving”, and about her…
We’re a few days away from the close of another year on the Jewish calendar and the start of a new one. Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, begins…
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Stephanie Garry Listen now | In this episode, Stephanie talks about her work at Plaza Jewish Community - a non-profit funeral chapel in New York City -and shares the…
I’ve spent the past week nursing a terrible cold that my adorable daughter deemed share-worthy. I was completely healthy and then *wham*, what felt like…
Tomorrow evening, as the sun sets, Tisha B’av will begin. The name translates as the date on the Jewish calendar (the 9th of the month of Av). It is a…
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Arielle FriedtanzerListen now (35 min) | In this episode, Arielle shares how she came to be an End of Life Consultant, talks about her work through a Jewish lens, and…
I’ve spent the better part of this week immersed in Jewish learning about the Chevra Kadisha and the Jewish approach to death and dying at Kavod…
Emiliya ZhivotovskayaListen now (41 min) | In this episode, Emiliya shares about her experiences of grief and loss and how she connects those pieces of herself to Judaism…
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On June 28, 1969, a riot was ignited outside of the Stonewall Inn in Manhattan by gay, trans, lesbian, and bisexuals who were protesting the violent…
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Recently, I find myself opening social media platforms, news podcasts, and news outlet sites only to quickly tap the close button as Middle East related…