Over at Tablet, food writer Mimi Sheraton offers a meditation on the exalted, lemony etrog.
On the same Web site, Manhattan writer C.A. Blomquist writes of beginning to study to convert to Judaism at age 52, and has an attendant podcast about taking the final plunge.
In this Jewcy post about turning 30 on Yom Kippur, blogger Jessica Pauline muses about the experience of celebrating a birthday on a fast day, and the realization that she is, actually, becoming an adult.
On Material Maidel, MM writes about a new trend in dating in the frum world – the pre-date date.
And over on Double X, fave author of tween girls Judy Blume says that she was the Margaret in “Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret.” She tells the feminist blog: “I was Margaret—talking to God, making bargains—asking for my period and to help me be normal. God was my confidant.”