Category Archives: Something I wrote

Why Komen has left me outraged.

There isn’t a lot left that leaves me outraged, but I find myself outraged by the total cluster that is Komen pulling funding from Planned Parenthood. I grew up to an activist, but after managing a sexual assault and child … Continue reading

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Lets Talk About Sex, Rabbi

Kosher Sex by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach was the first book I read about Judaism, so it should have seemed natural that when I was converting I had a big talk with my Rabbi about sex. Instead it came as a … Continue reading

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Shabbat and the Single Girl

I’m 28, single and Jewish in Chicago. Like most single Jewish women, that means JDate, JCC events, and being set up by well-meaning friends. What sets me apart, is that I’m also a JBC—a Jew by Choice. I started studying … Continue reading

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Mezuzah and The Single Girl

The day I moved into my condo, just two blocks from my synagogue, my rabbi came over to help me hang my mezuzah. Nine months later, when my first mezuzah was stolen, I was able to hang a new one … Continue reading

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Reiki and The Single Girl

A few days after my thirtieth birthday, I woke up with intense back pain. Had I gone rock climbing and suffered a great fall? Spent the night at a dance marathon? No. All I did was turn 30, and my … Continue reading

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Identity and the Single Girl

In May of 1998, I graduated from Millikin University with a degree in Chemistry. By July I moved cross country to southern Colorado to be a residence hall director. At only 22 I was considered the “adult” living with 150 … Continue reading

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Trope and the Single Girl

“Leah, it doesn’t have to be so sexy.” That’s my cantor for you. She knows that I’m 29, going on 13, and she can say things differently to me than she does the normal bat mitzvah student. “Okay, this is … Continue reading

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