Abby Seitz

Abby Seitz is My Jewish Learning's editorial assistant. She earned a BA in multimedia journalism from Columbia College Chicago and has previously studied at the Conservative Yeshiva and SVARA. She is currently completing an MA in Israel Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.


Articles by Abby Seitz

Synagogues of Ukraine, Past and Present

Photos and illustrations of Ukraine's historic synagogues provide a glimpse into Eastern European Jewish life throughout the last 500 years.

16 Jews from Ukraine Who Changed the World

Jews from Ukraine have made essential contributions to Jewish thought and culture, and have also brought world-class talent to science, art, politics and more.

The 10 Best Quotes from the Book of Proverbs

This biblical book of sayings and advice is full of wisdom.

8 Hanukkah Traditions From Around the World

From bonfires to hanging menorahs to an extra candle, here are some lesser-known Jewish Hanukkah traditions from all over the globe.

Why Yom Kippur Is a Joyous Holiday

Jewish texts portray Yom Kippur as a serious day of repentance and reflection — but not one of sadness.