Author Archives: Allison Josephs

Allison Josephs
Allison Josephs

Allison is the Founder and Director of Jew in the City. Please find her full bio here.


The Torah of Lost

One of my favorite kabalistic principles is that pleasure in this world is a result of creating unity in one’s life. Therefore, certain foods are pleasing to our palates because there’s...

May 27, 2010
Why Is Thanking Your Parents So Hard?
Articles, Personal Growth

Why Is Thanking Your Parents So Hard?

My parents made me a big bat mitzvah – like black-tie-affair-on-a-yacht-cruising-around-Manhattan-harbor-with-a-hundred-and-fifty-of-our-closest-family-and-friends big. But they weren’t just the people that planned the party and paid for it. They saw me through...

May 05, 2010

Happy Passover

I just wanted to check in quickly and apologize for my lack of recent posts. We moved this past Thursday and have been dealing with unpacking and Passover preparations and...

April 01, 2010

Don’t Believe Everything You Read!

Since I’ve already gotten several “mazel tovs,” I thought it might make sense to clarify that the “It’s a Boy” post that came along with the “Jew in the City in...

February 25, 2010
Articles, Philosophy

Gym Class

Remember back in gym class when two students would get to choose the teams? Just the sound of the teacher announcing who was captain would fill my heart with dread. We’d line up...

February 21, 2010
Articles, Personal Growth, Philosophy

Birthday Musings

When I was a kid, I assumed that my grandparents had been old forever. When I was a kid, I never understood why people lied about being twenty-nine. Why make up such an...

February 02, 2010