Shelly R. Fredman is a guest contributor for NPR’s "On Being," and her writing has been featured in “Best Jewish Writing,” and numerous literary magazines and anthologies. She teaches at Barnard College and is at work on a spiritual memoir.
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How I Learned to Fast

As my religious practice has shifted, I’ve finally come to understand what Yom Kippur means to me

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Leaving the Nest

It’s not easy for a parent to let a child go. A lesson I learned at Yom Kippur services made it just a bit easier.

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