Tova Ross is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Huffington Post, and she is also a contributing blogger to Kveller.com. She lives in New Jersey with her family. Follow her on Twitter @tovamos
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The Collegiate Sock Fairy Who Warms the Feet of New York’s Homeless

Adina Lichtman started Knock Knock Give a Sock out of her college dorm two years ago. Now, her organization has given out over 50,000 pairs of socks to homeless men and women around the U.S.

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Liberating Myself, Just in Time for Passover

Two years after my divorce, I’m finally learning how to stop focusing on what other people think of me

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A Battle Heats Up—Over Purim Packages

The holiday’s ‘mishloach manot’ boxes used to involve juice and a bag of chips. Now competitive moms have raised the stakes.

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Sampling the Latest Trends in Kosher Food

Gluten-free and vegan offerings abound at this year’s Kosherfest mega-expo

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Meet the Woman Who Keeps Tootsie Rolls Kosher

Phyllis Koegel, OU Kosher’s only female executive, persuades food companies to get certified with a hekhsher

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Catching Up With R.L. Stine on Halloween

The master of horror talks Goosebumps, scaring kids, and his Passover Seders

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Breaking the Jewish Community’s Silence Around Suicide

A nonprofit called Elijah’s Journey tries to raise awareness about suicide and mental illness in a specifically Jewish context

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Camp Offers Sick Jewish Children—and Their Families—a Vacation From Illness

For two weeks at Camp Simcha every summer, campers aren’t kids with cancer or kids with cerebral palsy. They’re just kids.

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Jewish 12-Year-Old Shocks Reality TV Judges

Aspiring comedian Josh Orlian delivers dirty jokes on America’s Got Talent

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How Motherhood Changes Mother’s Day

My mother and I used to be at each other’s throats; now everything is different

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From One Altar to Another: A Story of Worship, From Orthodoxy to Anorexia

I spent my teenage years in rebellious pursuit of an unattainable body. It almost cost me everything.

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Orthodox Parents of LGBT Children Navigate Their Own Coming Out Process

A weekend retreat inspires advocacy for gay Orthodox Jews and creates a support network for families in religious communities

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New Film Follows Hebrew Bible Quiz Hopefuls

‘Bible Kings’ features competitors in the world’s biggest Tanakh contest

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Finding Acceptance as an Orthodox Teenage Girl—Among Non-Jews

The first time I really got to know gentiles, I had my guard up. But they embraced me in a way my own community had never done.

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How Ex-Frum Memoirs Became New York Publishing’s Hottest New Trend

A spate of new books tells the stories of men and women who leave ultra-Orthodoxy for risky, rewarding, bewildering everyday life

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My Wig Was Beautiful and Expensive, and Everybody Loved It—Except Me

When I got married, my sheitel was a symbol of my vows and my Orthodoxy. Then it became a symbol of my discontent.

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A Kiddush Hashem Goes Viral

The subway rider who let a stranger nap on his shoulder and unwittingly became an Internet sensation

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