Talia Lavin

Talia Lavin is a recent Harvard graduate and aspiring novelist. She is currently on a Fulbright grant in Ukraine, where she hopes to get used to pickled herring, pelmeni, and pit toilets. You can read more about her Ukrainian (mis)adventures here.

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Babi Yar Is My Backyard: Life in the Shadow of Memory in Ukraine

What it means to live near the site of mass murder

Hanukkah in Ukraine: A Menorah’s Tale

Tracking down a familiar Jewish object in a faraway place

10 Jewish Reasons To Quit Smoking

As we approach Yom Kippur, all the motivation you need to keep your resolutions and kick the habit

My Frizzy, Curly, Jewish Hair

After years of drastic haircuts and ill-advised dye jobs, a young woman learns to embrace her Semitic mane

My Summer at the Odessa Museum of Jewish History

An American Jew spends the summer in Odessa, hoping to get a taste of the city’s 20th-century revivalist spirit