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Top Ten Articles from 2008 on TheJewishWoman.org

Women's Narrative
Among "my people" in the Dominican Republic, I am considered rather pale; but in a crowd of Ashkenazi Jews, people tend to see my measly tan as exotic. I only wish I could tell all the gawkers outright that, just two years ago, I was a non-practicing Catholic...
By Aliza Hausman
Pregnancy and Birth
Why are infertile women such a central theme of the High Holidays? Because there are few people in the world who will ever pray with the intensity of a woman who yearns for a child...

By Chana Jenny Weisberg
Relationships and Marriage
As my learning intensified and expanded, I began to teach the meaning behind the Torah stories. This approach also failed miserably since, as any woman knows, you should never give a man instructions on how to drive around the corner- let alone how to live his entire life...
by Lori Averick
Women's Narrative
When I first noticed it, I told myself it had probably always been there and I had just never paid attention. But as convincing as I can be, even I didn't buy that...

By Sara Esther Crispe
Women's Health and Concerns
I remember feeling a constant sense of rage, always just under the surface of my every waking moment. I did not know where it came from – it was just there. I wanted to be a good mother, the perfect mother...

By Anonymous
Women's Narrative
The following words, as painful as they might be for you to hear, are coming from a place of love. I wish that I did not have to say anything, but I feel that I have no choice...
Acts of Transformation
This guy is acting as if I am a separate creation. As if I have nothing to take personally. He is effacing my gender. The lack of embarrassment is startling...
By Mimi Notik
Women's Narrative
Please believe me when I tell you that, to me, your daughter is an angel. She is on my shoulders; she is like a butterfly in my garden. She is the most beautiful person I have never known, and I carry her within me. Every day...
By Melody Masha Pierson
Relationships and Marriage
When we look more deeply into the Ten Commandments, we will find not only spiritual advice for enhancing our marriages, but very practical and essential guidelines as well...
By Esther Piekarski
Motherhood and Childrearing
We went back to the psychiatrist and she saw right away what it really was. My beautiful, brilliant, funny, compassionate son was literally climbing her bookcases, screaming like a wild animal...
By Debbie Orkin