Rebecca Klempner is a wife, mother, and writer in Los Angeles.
How an economics professor and an 18th-century rabbi helped me make better choices
By Rebecca Klempner · September 7, 2018
Don’t call if you need me
By Rebecca Klempner · September 21, 2015
I regretted my unkind words as soon as I wrote them. And then the pain I’d caused another person came back to haunt me.
By Rebecca Klempner · August 5, 2014
We publish a comic holiday newsletter for our friends. Recently it started to feel like work, until I learned the meaning of ‘mitzvah.’
By Rebecca Klempner · March 11, 2014
I prided myself on living modestly—even seeing it as a Jewish virtue. Then I confronted my envy of those who were better off.
By Rebecca Klempner · January 21, 2014
As a Jewish kid surrounded by Christmas cheer, an Afterschool Special inadvertently showed me that I didn’t have to try to fit in
By Rebecca Klempner · November 25, 2013
Right after Tisha B’Av in 1979, my family left Israel—and splintered into pieces. Despite my hopes, I never made it back.
By Rebecca Klempner · July 10, 2013