"My sinful thoughts muddle in the wake of intoxication."
“We’ve been labeled and scrutinized, we can’t be seen for one language, for one way of being, any longer.”
"When life gives you lemons—build an ultra-premium, kosher ice cream empire."
"It was not until September or Tishri had officially begun, and I was 4000 miles away from home, hanging up the very bent and crumpled holiday calendar my mother forced me to pack that I realized what was coming; the high holidays."
“Under three different roofs, 45 girls sleep soundly, protected by their love for one another and by the staff who work 24/7, 365 days and nights to give them the best chance at healing from their trauma and living a fulfilling life.”
"Whenever someone says, 'Oh, you don’t look Jewish,' it reminds me that I am not the expected Jewish archetype."
“I endure antisemitism amidst the Jewish joy.”
“If my mental illness is a secret that I carry, how many people in the sanctuary also have secrets?”
“The stranger thing was, it felt like I’d been staring down my whole life.”
“... [M]y dad is living proof that passion can last.”
"If I can make my flute cry, people will feel it, no matter what language they speak. If I can make my violin laugh, people will hear it, no matter where they come from."
"Silence and falsities around matriarchies in families and governments lead women and girls to doubt their leadership abilities."