Dvora Meyers

Dvora Meyers is a freelance writer based in Brooklyn. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Slate, Salon, Tablet and several other publications. She is the author of the essay collection Heresy on the High Beam: Confessions of an Unbalanced Jewess and blogs at Unorthodox Gymnastics. You can find Dvora on Twitter here.

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Shul’s Out For Rosh Hashanah

Why I skipped services this year, for the first time

Leave Aly Raisman Alone

Why we should let the 18-year-old savor her Olympic victory instead of trying to make her the spokeswoman for American Judaism

Finding Out My Favorite Gymnasts Won Olympic Gold Medals—on Tisha B’Av

Receiving exhilarating news on the saddest day of the Jewish calendar leaves a gymnastics-obsessed 13-year-old with mixed emotions

Why I Didn’t Go to this Year’s Israel Day Parade

A parade attendee (and performer) for eight consecutive years wonders why anyone bothers to show up to the annual exhibition of dancing schoolchildren

Modest Chic: In One Season, Out the Next—Unless You’re an Orthodox Jew

This spring, long skirts and flowy tops line the racks at clothing stores, advertising a trendy look that religious girls can get on board with. A knowing consumer advices they stock up while they can.

A Jewish Gymnast’s Balancing Act

An excerpt from Dvora Meyers’ new e-book of essays, ‘Heresy on the High Beam: Confessions of an Unbalanced Jewess’

The Anti-Girlfriend: Reparation Sex

Having sex with Germans instead of taking their money.

The Anti-Girlfriend: Sex And Swine

I live in Brooklyn so I’m used to folks putting bacon in everything–ice cream, cupcakes, beer. And now–lube.