About 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.

Shul’s Out For Rosh Hashanah

By September 20, 2012

Why I skipped services this year, for the first time Read More

Leave Aly Raisman Alone

By August 14, 2012

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

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

By July 27, 2012

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

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

Why I Didn’t Go to this Year’s Israel Day Parade
By June 7, 2012

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

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

Modest Chic: In One Season, Out the Next—Unless You’re an Orthodox Jew
By May 14, 2012

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. Read More

A Jewish Gymnast’s Balancing Act

A Jewish Gymnast’s Balancing Act
By May 7, 2012

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

The Anti-Girlfriend: Reparation Sex

The Anti-Girlfriend: Reparation Sex
By December 1, 2011

Having sex with Germans instead of taking their money. Read More

The Anti-Girlfriend: Sex And Swine

The Anti-Girlfriend: Sex And Swine
By November 17, 2011

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