Leora Krygier

Leora Krygier

Leora Krygier is a former Los Angeles Superior Court, Juvenile Division judge. She’s the author of When She Sleeps (Toby Press) which was lauded for its “luminous prose” (Newsweek) and praised by Booklist, Library Journal, and Kirkus. It was also a New York Public Library Selection for "Best Books for the Teen Age.” She’s also the author of Juvenile Court: A Judge's Guide for Young Adults and their Parents (Rowan & Littlefield) and Keep Her (She Writes Press), a young adult novel, reviewed as a “vibrantly dazzling literary cocktail on the restorative powers of love.” Her memoir, entitled Do Not Disclose (August 2021) explores her journey as a Second Generation Holocaust survivor. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, David.

Blog Posts

Postcard of a family of four dressed in Kittels

Frolicking Maidens and the Hidden History of the Kittel

Leora Krygier

The kittel is commonly worn by men on Yom Kippur, but their ancient use by young maidens to attract husbands is little known.

Leora Krygier and her grandmother Rachel Halperin, 1970

"Put a Lid on It": My Grandma’s Feminist Formula

Leora Krygier

My grandma's advice has stuck with me: "Be the pokreshke," the pot lid.

Topics: Family

The Pandemic Has Liberated Me from the Responsibility of Ritual-Keeping

Leora Krygier

During the pandemic, the concept of time, and ritual-keeping, has changed for many Jewish women.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Leora Krygier." (Viewed on June 6, 2023) <https://jwa.org/blog/author/krygier-leora>.