tefillin

An Open Letter to Everyone Who Asks Me Why I’m Still Here

This is the second post in a two-part series of blog posts written by high school students. We encourage you ...

A Controversial Clarification

This is the first post in a two-part series of blog posts written by high school students. We encourage you ...

What Shall I Wear to the Prom? Spiritual Fashion Principles

Clothing is on my mind. Not because I’m a superficial person, but because fabric art has been featured in the ...

Pounding on the Gates of Heaven

We have much to lift our spirits and much to concern us in the attention paid to young women laying ...

Confessions of the Tehillim Lady: Further Reflections on Learning How to Pray

This post references various parts of the morning prayer services, or Shacharit. For an overview of the parts of that ...

A Feminist Ryan Gosling for the Shomer-Shabbos Crowd

Inspired by the ubiquitous Venmo ads on the NYC Subway, comedian and former yeshiva student Eitan Levine came up with ...

Women, Tefillin, and Double Standards

I am a person who puts on, or “lays,” tefillin (phylacteries). I happen to be female. While my gender, to ...

Should Girls Wear Kippot? The Answer Will Surprise You!

Growing up most of the women I saw in synagogue did not wear kippot (head coverings  traditionally worn by men ...

Seminole’s Henry Katz Shares Stories with Style

Since the 1940s, the Jews of Seminole, Ada, Nowata, and Shawnee, Oklahoma, have met at the Seminole Hebrew Center for ...