Jewish Journal

  • Blank Pages

    By Rona Ram Lalezary

    May 8, 2014 | 10:36 am

    I was awakened by the sound of my doorbell, whose harmonious chimes sounded particularly celestial that morning, as if the LA Philharmonic was performing live in my home. I just knew a heavenly delivery awaited me, and the suspense was killing me. I threw on my robe and nearly... read on

  • When The Swings Swung a Bit Higher

    By Rona Ram Lalezary

    April 10, 2014 | 4:46 pm

    "Mommy, higher, higher!" my daughter begged.  "One second My Love, I just need to send this message" as I responded, with one hand pushing her on the swing and the other speed typing away on my iPhone. "Push me with both hands, Mommy!" "Just another second, Mama's almost done with... read on

  • Mirror Mirror on the Wall

    By Rona Ram Lalezary

    March 21, 2014 | 12:19 pm

    You sit there seemingly harmless, hanging quietly on my bathroom wall. Sometimes I dread to look at you. At times I would rather turn off the lights and walk away. Perhaps if I wash my hands looking down I can avoid eye contact all together. It's not so much the bags under my eyes... read on

  • When There’s Nothing Left to Give

    By Rona Ram Lalezary

    March 6, 2014 | 12:45 pm

    Nearly four years ago, upon hearing the news I was pregnant, a close mentor of mine took out a piece of paper and quickly drew a horizontal line from one end of the sheet to the other.  "This is your new happiness spectrum: On one end is the absolute happiest you could ever be, on... read on




Rona has a deep passion for writing and the art of communication. She has always been intrigued by how seemingly simple words intentionally arranged on a page can powerfully...

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