From Exile to Exodus

                          There was nothing as sweet and exhilarating as the chaos of Erev Pesach in the Chabad House of Rabbi Yosef… Continue reading

The Sunday Conductor: Stories of New York

                      It is a rarity to see anyone on the subway more than once. From panhandlers, beggars or performers, they usually pass by… Continue reading

Because I Am A Girl: Stories Of New York

  West 14th Street on a Wednesday afternoon looks nothing like what I’m used to. In the hustle and bustle of the weekend tourist hour, I usually power walk, keeping my head down and… Continue reading

Why I Am Not a ‘Happy Endings’ Writer

  A few months ago, my sister finished reading Shattered Illusions. When she called me to tell me that she had finished reading it, she sounded upset and frustrated. When I asked her… Continue reading

Toothless: Stories of New York

  “Excuse me my sisters and brothers! I’m a diabetic and I’m homeless! Can you please help me out!” It wasn’t a question, it was a statement. Help me. I had entered the… Continue reading

The Window: Stories of New York

My office is in a basement. The fluorescent lighting accentuates the blinding white walls. We’re four employees, our desks pushed against a wall, our faces glued to our screens, ears plugged into variations… Continue reading

Color in a Colorless World 2.0

The original post can be found here. I am Hasidic woman. I am also a writer, whose target audience is not the Hasidic community.  While those two worlds may sound like polar opposites,… Continue reading

Outside In

You see them everywhere. The outside-in people. They’re your neighbors, your friends, and sometimes, you see them in your own reflection. They’re the people who walk the walk but can’t talk the talk.… Continue reading

Book Review: Why Are You So Sad? By Jason Porter

Synopsis (taken from the back of the book): Have we all sunken into a species-wide bout of clinical depression? Porter’s uproarious, intelligent debut centers on Raymond Champs, an illustrator of assembly manuals for… Continue reading

Book Review: Let’s Pretend This Never Happened By Jenny Lawson

Synopsis (taken from the back cover of the book): When Jenny Lawson was little, all she ever wanted was to fit in. That dream was cut short by her fantastically unbalanced father and a… Continue reading