Sep 28 2012
Sometimes there are pictures that capture more than a moment. Some pictures capture a feeling, a state of existence, and an entire universe. This, for me, is one such picture.
Anyone who knows anything about the east coast knows this photo was taken while waiting for a subway in Manhattan.
Anyone who knows anything about power outages in the subways on rainy muggy summer days knows that the subways get very hot and uncomfortable under these circumstances.
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Jun 22 2012
I was in New York this week to speak at The Jewish Center in Manhattan on Tuesday and the Hebrew High School of New England benefit in West Hartford, CT last night.
Tuesday night at TJC was a sold out (600 people!) crowd. I was the first woman to speak as part of a lecture series started by a prominent family in Manhattan and the first time they have sold out. That felt really neat, and it was such an amazing diverse community. The Los Angeles Modern Orthodox community is very homogeneous for the most part, and it’s both startling and grounding to come to a place like TJC where I meet men and women who are such a neat blend of modern and traditional. I felt very supported in my struggles towards observance in a secular world and I really felt like people don’t feel the need to “box me in” here as much as in Los Angeles or on the internet! Read the rest of this entry →