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Jewish Women, Amplified

  • Professional “Negging”
  • Grandma Goldberg’s Honey Cake
  • Recipes for Life
  • Ritual and Obsessions
  • Rabbi Leah Berkowitz at her Ordination

    The Consequences of Professional “Negging”

    May 4th marks the tenth anniversary of my ordination. Over the last ten years, I’ve been blessed with three diverse positions that have taught me a lot. At this juncture, I am exactly where I want to be professionally: serving as a solo rabbi in a small congregation close to a northeastern city.

  • Grandma Goldberg's Honey Cake

    In Search of a Remembered Treat

    My sister, Sheila, and I had been searching for the recipe for the Honey Cake our mother, Dorothy, baked for us. Always the star of our Jewish holiday celebrations, the handwritten recipe had been lost, and no matter how many times we tried to substitute and translate other recipes for the Honey Cake, most of them fell short.

  • The Brass Sisters (Cropped)

    Recipes for Life

    Chatting with Marilynn and Sheila, it struck me how often the word “nurture” and “nourish” came up in our conversation. The Brass Sisters certainly recognize the importance of nurturing others, through food, compassion, and acquired wisdom. I myself felt nourished—by the delicious cake they served me and by their warm, funny stories.

  • Red Rope Stock Image

    Ritual and Obsessions

    “This is the part of your brain that holds your obsessive-compulsive disorder,” she said, her tone firm. “We can fray this cord, but we can’t just break it.” ... I imagined a dark red cable, floating somewhere in the space between my ears, demanding my attention every waking moment of the day. In light of Passover approaching, it seemed particularly cruel that I found myself struggling with the concept of freedom.

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