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Past articles by Amy:

Netflix's 'Lucifer' Inspired Me to Explore Jewish Beliefs About Good and Evil –

God. Angels. The Afterlife. Sin. Forgiveness. A discussion of who is inherently evil. No, it’s not a rabbi’s High Holiday sermon. Rather, it’s the most religious show on television, which dropped its sixth and final season right before Yom Kippur: “Lucifer.” There are a number of recent TV shows that are about religion — like […] → Read More

This Trailblazing Orthodox Mom Helps Women Get a Jewish Divorce –

A few years ago, Yael Braun accompanied a woman to a beit din, a Jewish religious courtroom, to provide emotional support during a divorce proceeding. When Braun spoke up for the woman in the courtroom, the husband’s representative screamed at her, “‘You’re a lawyer!’ like I was a witch in Salem,” Braun recalls. (Lawyers, for […] → Read More

My Older Israeli Relatives All Got the Covid-19 Vaccine. So Why Is It so Complicated Here? –

It was 8 a.m. on Friday morning, and I was driving around New York City like a chicken without a head, running into every pharmacy in Harlem and the Upper West and East Side — Walgreen’s, Rite Aid, mom and pop stores like Joseph’s Pharmacy — in the hopes of securing my mom the Covid-19 … → Read More

Dear Lena Dunham, Please Don’t Shame the Infertile Community –

Dear Lena Dunham, I am so, so sorry you’ve had such horrible health problems and been in so much pain. I read your 2018 essay in Vogue about your decision to have a hysterectomy at 31 after battling endometriosis for a decade. I felt truly terrible for you, knowing you would never be able to … → Read More

Grandparents Are Lifesavers for Many Jewish Families During the Pandemic –

We didn’t see Grammy for three months. OK. Technically, we saw my mother — on Zoom or What’s App or whatever technology she could figure out. We even had some drive-bys, where she would sit on her stoop and we would stay in the car. But we couldn’t really see her, not the way we … → Read More

Can we all just chill out this Passover?

I just wish that this Passover, with the world falling apart, that we could all keep it simple. → Read More

Marc Maron's Netflix Special Is Prime Pandemic Comedy for Stressed-Out Parents –

“Watch this series!” everyone advises on social media. “Read these books!” others exhort. As a work-from-home mom whose preschooler’s distance-learning schedule from her Jewish school requires constant supervision — exactly why are they still teaching about Passover every day if we can barely have a seder?! — my main response to all these recommendations is, … → Read More

For Parents, Coronavirus Shines a Light on the Haves and Have Nots –

“Where are you going to go to?” one mom at my daughter’s Jewish day school asked me on what was to be, unbeknownst to us, our penultimate day of school. We’d just dropped our preschoolers off and were standing outside on this sunny day, like we usually did. But instead of trading cute stories about … → Read More

A Rabbi Who Taught at My School Was Arrested for Child Porn. I Wish I Was More Surprised. –

“Dear YOF Community,” the letter from my alma mater began. “This afternoon, law enforcement informed us that Rabbi Jonathan Skolnick, a former employee of Yeshivah of Flatbush High School, was arrested on Friday for involvement in child pornography.” My stomach churned as I read the news: Skolnick — the middle school associate principal at New … → Read More

Jewish Egg Donor Agencies Proliferate To Serve Aspiring Parents

Specialized egg donor agencies are serving couples struggling with infertility and other aspiring parents dreaming of a Jewish baby. → Read More

My Life Is Featured in This Netflix Film About Infertility. But I Can't Watch It. –

“We should totally watch this Saturday night,” my friend Jennifer emailed me, sending a link to the new Netflix movie, Private Life, about an older New York couple (played Kathryn Hahn and Paul Giamatti) who will do nearly anything to have a baby, including IVF, donor eggs, and adoption. Because I was very public about … → Read More

Jewish Women Are Freezing Their Eggs More Than Ever — And Think You Should Too

As egg-freezing technology improves, more Jewish women are defying misconceptions and taboos to take advantage of it, before it's too late. → Read More

Is Infertility An Eggcellent Adventure? If Thousands Listen In — Then Yes.

The podcast talking sperm, vaginas and baby-making. → Read More

What Do We Want for Hanukkah? Gifts That Make Us Chuckle

What do you get the Jew who has everything? A present they probably don’t need but will at least make ‘em smile. → Read More

After Many Miscarriages, I Didn’t Want to Complain about Motherhood Ever. And Then I Became A Mother.

I don’t need Pregnancy and Infant Awareness Loss Month to remember infertility. → Read More

How To Help Someone Who Had A Pregnancy Or Infant Loss

1 of 4 pregnancies end in loss. Here's how to help someone who has experienced pregnancy/infant loss. → Read More

I had a ‘test-tube baby.’ Did I have to worry about health problems for me and her?

Some studies have raised cancer and development issues, but I found reassurance, too. → Read More

The Secret Trick to Getting Pregnant—Now in a Bottle

A new product commercializes an old method for conceiving → Read More

Accepting the fact that my imperfect parents have become imperfect grandparents

My mom and dad were not the greatest parents, yet I'd harbored high hopes for them as grandparents. → Read More

Putting my daughter (and myself) on a baby-led pizza-weaning diet

How can we teach our daughter to eat healthfully if we are not doing it ourselves? → Read More