My husband and I were learning about a genocide that, in spite of the gruesome similarities to everything we had seen and learned about the Holocaust, had taken place three decades later, in Cambodia.
A Teaneck rabbi notorious for airing opinions on his personal blog indulges in a round of rape myths.
It’s a cliche to say that the first year of marriage is the hardest. Simi Lichtaman’s newlywed days, documented in this blog, have taught her how much lies ahead of her.
When a friend asked on Facebook, ‘what do you do every day,’ Simi Lichtman replied: ‘read, run and write.’ Now she can add ‘pray.’
Once again, a mass shooting tragedy has captured the nation’s attention. Once again, the question everyone wants answered is: Why? What drove Aaron Alexis to do something so awful, so incomprehensible, and seemingly so senseless? We all want to know why he did it because we want to know if there’s something we could have done to see it coming — something we can do to prevent it from happening again.
Joanna Newsom and Andy Samberg got married last week, as did New York Times editor Jill Abramson’s daughter. Why are wedding announcements so fascinating?
America gasped in horror at Lena Dunham’s frumpy Emmy’s dress. Simi Lichtman wondered if she was dressing for herself, not the paparazzi.
Proud parents should respect their children and not flood social media with their super-cute photos, Simi Lichtman writes. After all, today’s babies are tomorrow’s grownups.
At the start of the Jewish New Year, Simi Lichtman finds herself contemplating the death of the father she barely knew, and her obligation to mourn for him.
When Simi got married she stopped her anti-anxiety pills, thinking she no longer needed them. Then she realized she did, for the sake of her marriage.