Lynn Harris, a Tablet Magazine contributing editor, writes regularly for Salon, The New York Times, Glamour, and other publications. She is a co-founder of the website BreakupGirl.net.
The recession has hit the rabbinate, too. How are the newly ordained—and laid-off veterans—handling the rabbi glut?
An only child considers the challenges of expanding her family
Cries of antipathy and prayer collide at the Western Wall
A summer in Jerusalem means coming upon different kinds of shelter
The romantic, bumpy road to learning a new language
With looming Mets and Red Sox home openers, a family determines for whom to root
How did a woman become the establishment candidate? And does voting for her make me feminist? Or fusty?
There’s only one Biblical birthday bash
Strolling anew through a beloved city
Guidebooks quell the anxieties of raising up a child
A Saturday birth ensured it would be no day of rest
The High Holidays make you focus on life’s vicissitudes
Amid instructions on making paper dolls came Grandmother’s plea for my salvation
The one rite even shrimp-eaters don’t forsake
The fears behind a joke that never grows old
A celebrity rabbi takes on the American living room
Hosting women about to have an abortion is the most direct, intimate mitzvah I’ve ever had the privilege to perform.
Hosting out of towners having abortions is the most direct, intimate mitzvah I’ve ever had the privilege to perform