Author: Justine Orlovsky-Schnitzler

A Writer’s Final Farewell to a Spouse

I was hesitant to pick up In Love as a newlywed. I am superstitious enough to worry about inviting misfortune by way of acknowledging it. But when I stood under the chuppah last November and married my husband, I remember thinking about death.

A Secular Feminist Embraces Shabbat

My first real blunder came during the hand washing. I wasn’t sure how many seconds I needed to run my hand under the water for it to count as washed, and felt the eyes of my hosts on me.