About the Author


Lauren Bottner

Lauren Bottner is a Jewish writer living in Los Angeles, California. She also is a 30 year old licensed therapist with her own therapist, a reader, sister, daughter, friend, library fanatic, obsessively neat, compulsively early former Hero child who plays at being a grown-up.

No Magic Wand

I wanted faith without duties, a God that provided not only the cure but also the motivation.

The Holocaust Excuse

I never heard Zaidy Leo excuse his flaws by pointing the finger at Hitler.

The Blessings of Unanswered Prayers

Is there a prayer expiration date? Was breathing a passing grade?

Good Shabbos, Dad

Being raised as a rather non-religious Jew, I'm often asked what it's like to have orthodox parents.

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