having the courage of your convictions

by Leah Bieler

I've been thinking about this a lot lately. Was a little wary about writing about it, because I thought people might take offense without really reading, but....here goes. 


Over the years I’ve taught many kids in preparation for bar and bat mitzvah. One of the challenges is getting them to project and enunciate so that everyone will be able to hear them. Self-conscious and semi-strangers in their own rapidly expanding skin, their voices get smaller as their bodies get larger.

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