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Jewish Grieving for a Non-Jewish Relative; Cross-Post

Posted by: erika on: July 22, 2015

I woke up suddenly in the wee hours of the morning on March 5, 2014. It wasn’t my alarm that had woken me or my cell phone, which was next to my head and on vibrate. It was a feeling. I believe that if you ask a doula or birth worker, most will tell you […]

Miscarriage and Judaism

Posted by: erika on: June 25, 2015

My wonderful partner and I have been together going on 8 years. And for the last year or so we’ve been quietly trying to conceive, or TTC as us TTCers call it (oh the abbreviations). A bit over one month ago our first successful pregnancy ended in a miscarriage at 8 weeks and 6 days. […]

Where is Gd? Part One

Posted by: erika on: July 19, 2014

It’s a question I’ve been asking myself for the past few months and especially in the past few weeks. When trying to have a baby turned into one of the hardest, most expensive, and most disappointing thing I’ve experienced with my body I asked. When I lost my job and went on interviews with several […]

“You are the sum total of everything you’ve ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot — it’s all there. Everything influences each of us, and because of that, I try to make sure my experiences are positive.” — Maya Angelou My first experience of Maya Angelou, who died this week at the age of 86, […]


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