Dear Reader, Issue 10

It has been one year since Niv launched! As we’re currently in a time of reflection between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, we’ve been looking back on 5781; amazed by the stories we’ve been able to share and tell on our platform. 

Niv set out on a mission to offer an inclusive space for all Jewish voices and we hope to continue sharing Jewish expressions for years to come. We have heard from many Jewish organizations, rabbis, activists, and artists over the last 12 months, and have been incredibly humbled by the work they do to make the world a little better.

As we embark on year 5782, we can’t wait to share more of these stories with you. In this issue you’ll find works that will inform, ignite conversation, and provide much-needed warmth in these unprecedented times. 

For the first time, we invited a guest editor to curate a series of their choosing. Jess Nora curated a feature about how chronic illness and disability relates to creativity and leads many to follow their own artistic pursuits.

As always we like to share the meaning behind our cover. For this issue, we’ve created a High Holiday wreath. Formed by handmade figurines and real-life objects: a blue rose, a red apple, a sunflower, grapes, a bowl of honey (with a cute spoon), an etrog, and blackberries. We like to imagine that if Niv had a sukkah, the wreath would be hanging in it. Reminding us that a full year has come and gone, and come again.

After such a difficult year, here’s to one filled with health, happiness, and a little Niv.


Clarrie Feinstein and  Orly Zebak

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