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Esther Kurtz

Esther Kurtz

Esther is boring and normal, bananas in her yogurt make her very happy. She lives in NJ with her husband, children and many opinions

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The Change That Lasted
Tuesday, August 31, 2021
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Outside Chance
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
My breath caught in my throat. Every time I let myself picture that awful moment, I felt first-trimester nausea
Outside Chance
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
The door to the ezras nashim opened; I knew she was there before I looked. Be a lady, I reminded myself
Pinpoint
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Stick a pin in the phonebook. See where it lands. Make the call. Does everyone have a story? Five writers find out
Outside Chance
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Behaving for Yehudis is failing. It was giving up too much of what makes me, well, me
Outside Chance
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
“You’re the worst Tatty ever.” Avrumi kept quiet. Tzvi scowled
Outside Chance
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Yup, she was definitely my daughter. There was a lull. I stayed quiet for as long as I could handle the silence
Outside Chance
Wednesday, September 09, 2020
"You can do better, Chana. Yehudis, who made your community, deserves better. So does the shul"
Outside Chance
Wednesday, September 02, 2020
I’d thought switching yeshivos was just a suggestion — now it was a threat
Outside Chance
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
"I know, but it’s so scary. The odds are slim, but they’re still there, my numbers were off, weren’t they?"
Outside Chance
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
How funny and sad is it that I’m giving parenting advice and support to Shifra when I’m kinda muddling through it myself right now?
Life Lab
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Keeping house is like building Pisom and Ramses; every day your work is undone and you have to start from scratch