Alizah Salario

Alizah Salario is a freelance journalist, former high school teacher and world traveler. She writes primarily about woman’s issues, education and the arts; her work has appeared in Ms. Magazine, TimeOut Istanbul, and Playbill. She holds a masters degree from the Columbia School of Journalism and is currently the Journalism Fellow at the Poetry Foundation. After bouncing from Los Angeles to Istanbul to New York, Alizah is glad to be back in Chicago, her hometown. Find out more at

Faith and Practice

A Father's Death Marks A Chance to Start Anew

Jewish mourning customs are designed to ease the grief of the bereaved. But what happens if there is no community? What happens to someone like me, hanging in twenty-something limbo, neither tethered to the family I came from or anchored to the one I’ve yet to create?

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