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Marion Isaacs

I’m just going to come out and say it: I’m a bad Jew. A very bad Jew. A colleague who is the daughter of a priest made this observation last week. When someone of a different faith – albeit one who works in a predominantly Jewish office and is familiar with the particular neuroses and psychoses of the Jewish way – is able to recognise your shortcomings in the religion and culture of your birth, you know they are a speaker of truth.

by Marion Isaacs
Michal Muller

This past weekend, I did something that scared me. And, to my surprise, I was acutely reminded of past moments filled with love and sacredness. It seems Shabbat truly does speak to our higher selves. In fact, Shabbat is actually what drew me towards Judaism in the first place. And as an outsider encountering the Jewish day of rest for the first time as a young adult, I simply couldn’t remain indifferent. Shabbat demanded my attention.

by Michal Muller
Marilynn Yarbrough

A family brought together. A Jewish identity awakened. An epic voyage of self-discovery… all from one Shabbat.

Read Marilynn Yarbough’s extraordinary story.

by Marilynn Yarbough
Michelle Ritterman

The renowned psychotherapist casts her mind back to the Shabbat of her childhood in this deeply personal, stream-of-consciousness exploration of what Shabbat means on a metaphysical level.

by Dr Michele Ritterman
Gayle Apfel

Hi, my name is Gayle, and I’m a perfectionist. But at least I’m in recovery now.

by Gayle Apfel
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