I need to preface this blog post with a bit of an explanation as well as an apology. I have been toying with an idea for a while now. I did not know how to begin until today when I was struck by the love and understanding I have for the ultra-Orthodox world my husband … Continue reading A Stroll Through a Lifetime
We stand under the canopy separated by the discomfort we feel at the display. You are wearing the uniform of a team you don't really play for. Your hair is cut according to someone else's taste. Even your shoes are a stranger's style. I am in white for the first time in my life. My … Continue reading 13 Years
I debated writing this post...I thought that maybe I shouldn’t stir any trouble...that if I did say something, I would only be hurting myself more. But I have to write how I feel and I have to put it out there where it will be seen. This is who I am; this is how I … Continue reading Someone Called the Rabbi on Me…
I have worn my face behind something other than my skin for so long I don’t know if I can recognize my reflection. At first, I wore the way I felt outside my heart. I didn’t know not to do that. I didn’t know that hearts exposed make people feel uncomfortable. I learned to hide … Continue reading Unmasked
When a giant......comes crashing down......from heights unknown to man......it is only natural......that some......will try to climb......his fallen frame......and proclaim......something......or other.I only wish......I was strong enough......to move a mountain......to reveal......the crater......formed......when the giant fell.
Tomorrow... It's not his birthday, not yet. But my mother is here and I want to share this with someone. Besides, gan starts soon and I don't want to have to worry about lice. So we're cutting his hair tomorrow. Just a small little ceremony. Get to the barber at 7:30 so we're the first … Continue reading Snip…Snip…Snip.
There’s a pit in my stomach. It’s there because of a stupid video I watched that I didn’t want to watch but that I had to watch because I felt compelled by the title and hoped that I would see something different from what I did see. It was stupid, really. There were some kids, … Continue reading The Boys Are Back In Town