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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Career Path and the Single Girl

In the summer of 2005, I was given two options by the PR agency where I was temping. Go temp-to-perm and become an Administrative Assistant or take an internship and begin a career in PR. I polled family, friends, and … Continue reading

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Chanukah: Creating Tradition

As the holidays rolled around this year, I found myself a bit more teary eyed than I expected. My mom and I were doing Thanksgiving at a Chinese restaurant and there wasn’t a turkey in site. For comfort, I made … Continue reading

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Shmuley and the Single Girl: Kosher Sex?

As a liberal, single Jewish woman, it would be very tempting to brush off Rabbi Shmuley Boteach’s teachings. After all, he is a Hassidic rabbi—what could he possibly have to say to me about my life? About five years ago, … Continue reading

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Dating Jewish? Thoughts from a Jew by Choice.

Leah Jones is an administrative assistant by day, a writer by night and an aspiring ballroom dancer. A proud Jew by choice, she shares some of her new insights on interfaith dating with Shebrew. 1. Jewish men are down with … Continue reading

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Style and the Single Girl

An Open Letter to Cathy Lee; There was a time, and there are photographs to prove it, when I thought that a great outfit was a pair of farmer overalls with a college t-shirt over it. Everything was purchased in … Continue reading

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