Sunday, January 23, 2022

Nonfiction

My Jewish-Themed Bat-Mitzvah by Elena Eisenstadt - Photo by Alex Berman

My Jewish-Themed Bat-Mitzvah

" All the other kids at my Jewish day school had celebrations filled with Hollywood-red carpets, Eagles football paraphernalia, and Friends caricatures bordering the ballroom. They all had themes. It was practically law. Halachic law."
Tales from the Hallway by Ilana Drake

Tales from the Hallway: What My Search for a Good Wi-Fi...

"And then a strange thing happened: I began to listen..."
Overcoming the Stigma Surrounding Medication by Sydney Raby - Photo by Zoe Oppenheimer

Overcoming the Stigma Surrounding Medication

“I know now that taking my medication for my mental health is the same as taking medicine for a headache.”
HIs Name was Paul by Lily Granai - photo by Sonjia Lippmann

His Name Was Paul

"Every 73 seconds someone is raped or sexually abused, but I am not supposed to say that."
Jewish Enough by Lily Granai - Photo by Zoe Oppenheimer

“Jewish Enough”

"They know that they’re Jewish, and they don’t feel like they have anything to prove."
The Outsider by Rina Shamilov - Photo by Zoe Oppenheimer

The Outsider

“As the voices kept murmuring in the background, I was aware of the stars. I dared to be seen just as they were.”
The Topography of Mortality by Ella Zedd - Photo by Elise Anstey

The Topography of Mortality

“If you could be anywhere right now, where would you be?”
Just Let Me Breathe by Elle Rosenfeld - Photo by Zoe Oppenheimer

Just Let Me Breathe

“It is so important for young, impressionable, and perfectionistic people to be able to recognize their limits.”
Quality over Quantity by Brooke Smith - Photo by Hannah Rubenstein

Quality Over Quantity

"Emiliano’s relentlessly upbeat spirit taught me a concept that I needed to learn; no matter the ending, a crucial idea to living a worthwhile life is to always enjoy what you have while you have it, whether that be time, people, a feeling, or a thing."
On Belonging and Unbelonging By Anonymous - Photo by Elena Eisenstadt

On Belonging and Unbelonging

Is it possible for me to belong among others without truly knowing who I am? Or is belonging an unattainable goal?
Girl: An Inner Monologue by Simone Miller - Photo by Sonja Lippmann

Girl: An Inner Monologue

“But I’m trying my hardest.”
Americanized: Jew First by Jess Daninhirsch photo by Zoe Oppenheimer

Americanized: Jew First

“My Jewish identity stems from thousands of years of history, tradition, and family.”
Americanized: Jew First

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