Thursday, June 30, 2022

Nonfiction

Revelations by Madeline Pierce - Photo by Zoe Oppenheimer_Revelations

Revelations

"My sinful thoughts muddle in the wake of intoxication."
Fractured Cracks by Natalie Dweck Romero - Photo by Alex Berman

Fractured Cracks

“We’ve been labeled and scrutinized, we can’t be seen for one language, for one way of being, any longer.”
Häagen-Dazs: A Jewish Story of Immigration, Entrepreneurship, and Ice Cream by Ilena Moses - Photo by Sonja Lippmann

Häagen-Dazs: A Jewish Story of Immigration, Entrepreneurship, and Ice Cream

"When life gives you lemons—build an ultra-premium, kosher ice cream empire."
Rethinking Religion While Living Abroad by Adina Gerwin - Photo by Hannah Rubenstein

Rethinking Religion While Living Abroad

"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."
Watching Hope Come Alive: A Day in the Life at Beit Ruth for Young Women and Girls At Risk by Simone Saidmehr - Photo by Hannah Rubenstein

Watching Hope Come Alive: A Day in the Life at Beit...

“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.”
What Color is Jewish? by Stefanie Rose - Photo by Zoe Oppenheimer

What Color is Jewish?

"Whenever someone says, 'Oh, you don’t look Jewish,' it reminds me that I am not the expected Jewish archetype."
A Double Edged Sword Living as a Jewish College Student in New York City by Judy Goldstein - Photo by Lydia Miller

A Double-Edged Sword: Living as a Jewish College Student in New...

“I endure antisemitism amidst the Jewish joy.”
My Secret by Stephanie Kallash - Photo by Danielle Deculus

My Secret

“If my mental illness is a secret that I carry, how many people in the sanctuary also have secrets?”
Broken Lines of Belonging by Natalie Dweck Romero - Photo by Danielle Deculus

Broken Lines of Belonging

“The stranger thing was, it felt like I’d been staring down my whole life.”
Phishing for Passion by Ella Britton - Photo by Danielle Deculus

Phishing for Passion

“... [M]y dad is living proof that passion can last.”
Speaking through the music by Tova Weiss

Speaking Through Music

"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."
My Many Moms Are Matriarchs by Sasha Rosenfeld - Photo by Sonja Lippmann

My Many Moms Are Matriarchs

"Silence and falsities around matriarchies in families and governments lead women and girls to doubt their leadership abilities."
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