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Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Alyssa is a thirsty soul looking to help create and sustain spirituality, mindfulness and positivity within community. She invites you to come along. For future articles and features email her at alyssarachelgross@yahoo.com.

ARTICLES BY: Alyssa Gross


December 27, 2016 4:16 am
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This New Year, Let’s Renew Our Rosh Hashanah Resolutions

Being 32 and single, I recently found myself feeling like a failure. But then I realized that I had to define "success" on my own terms. So, while...

December 23, 2016 2:51 am
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Eight Quotes to Brighten Your Hanukkah

Winter is upon us, and the New York winds bring a bone-rattling chill. In the midst of shorter days and longer nights, we stay inside...

August 25, 2016 4:53 am
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IDF Project Seeks to Make Life Easier for Israeli Soldiers

I'm a 31-year-old Jewish American female. I was never drafted to the army, never enlisted and never trained or served in a combat unit during a...

July 26, 2016 6:56 am
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Judaism, Yoga and Eastern Spirituality

Before coming to Israel, I had a great deal of confusion as to how yoga could fit into a Jewish lifestyle. How could I practice...

June 23, 2016 2:19 am
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Unlocking the Power of Challah-Baking for Jewish Women

There's something that brings Jewish women together like no other: challah-baking. Just ask Rebbetzin Rochie Pinson, who has hosted challah bakes for thousands of women at...

June 19, 2016 12:52 pm
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A Safe Place for Jewish Women to Practice Yoga

Often as a yogini, the female version of someone who practices yoga, you're asked to choose between your religious beliefs and your practice. As someone...

November 27, 2015 6:16 am
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We Must Aggressively Fight Antisemitism on All College Campuses

“There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.” – Elie...

Features

Severe Storm Flattens Sukkahs From New Jersey to Boston

A fierce wind and rainstorm wreaked havoc on sukkahs from New Jersey to Boston, leaving a path of destruction that...

Saluting One of the Last Living Heroes of Israel’s Fight for Independence

JNS.org - When Harold “Smoky” Simon grins at you, it’s hard to remember...

Sukkot: A Jewish Thanksgiving

JNS.org - Sukkot is akin to a Jewish Thanksgiving. On Thanksgiving in America, no matter their religion or background, families...

World

‘The Canary in the Coalmine of Global Hatred’: UN Special Rappo...

The UN’s Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief presented his findings on the rise of antisemitism to the...

Israel

Following Netanyahu’s Failure to Form a Government, What Comes Next?

For the first time in a decade, someone other than Benjamin Netanyahu will be asked to form a government in Israel. The 70-year-old prime minister has called two elections this year,...

Middle East

For Syrian Kurds, a Leader’s Killing Deepens Sense of US Betrayal

Kurdish politician Hevrin Khalaf spent the final months of her life building a political party that she hoped would help shape Syria's future, drawing the attention of US officials who...

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