Author: Sarah M. Seltzer

Blood and Boundaries

A Re-Reading of the Torah portion Tazria-Metzora for Survivors of Sexual Violence

Fiction: Vocabulary for Fruit

“I wanted to tell her about the look on my father’s face when I refused to accompany him to the Kol Nidre service…”

The Burden of Pregnancy

Two of my pregnancies ended in miscarriage, and the other two resulted in the greatest joys of my life. But all four were a burden — emotionally and physically, personally and professionally. 

Mother Moon

A Jewish ritual for gathering outside under a waxing moon.

My light, Ori

For Ori, and for all the Black babies who light hanukkiahs now…maybe this is the year we can celebrate that they, themselves, are fire.