Information, Support, Restorative Relaxation

❥  Sharsheret is a nonprofit organization created originally for young Jewish women with breast cancer, and now describes itself as “the Jewish breast and ovarian cancer community.” has information about testing, diagnosis, counseling and more—including programs and supports for family members. Check out their webinar “What’s Jewish about breast cancer” and blog posts on medicine, science, and personal journeys.

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Jewish Women. Breast Cancer.

The articles in this special section:

That Was Not My Plan!

Elizabeth S. Bennett

New job, new city, new baby, new role as a rabbi’s wife. But the diagnosis outdid the rest.

Bonding: Intimacy During — and After — My Cancer

Ali Walensky

She chose "kink" sex, for pain she herself could control. 

Scenes From a Mastectomy

Alicia Ostriker

Looking back at the surgery decades later, the noted poet confesses her survivor's glee — and guilt.