About the Author


Ilana Rubenstein

Ilana Rubenstein is a therapist, mother and teaches at The Village Shul and Yorkville Jewish Centre in Toronto. Her greatest passion is connecting Torah wisdom to our personal paths and struggles.


Leonard Cohen & Facing the Darkness

There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.

A True Jewish Baseball Hero

Meet the most inspiring player of this World Series season.

Cool Girls

They say you never really leave high school. I think you can.

God Winking

Showing up to the imperfect unpredictable mess of life.

Can I Really Change the World?

How one small act can trigger movement across generations.

Shattered and Whole

Being Jewish means dancing with the conflicting combination of pain and joy.

Half a Mother

Accepting the gift of single motherhood.

Soup Kitchen Chaos

We are all hungry for something.

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