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Leah Rachel Berkowitz is a rabbi and a high school religion teacher residing in Watertown, MA. Her fiction has been featured in Jewish Women's Literary Annual and Helix Magazine. Her essays on religion, spirituality, and feminism appear in academic journals and spiritual anthologies, most notably God: Jewish Choices for Struggling with the Ultimate and Spirituality 101: Your Guide to Keeping--or Finding--Your Spiritual Life on Campus. Leah recently ventured into the realm of live storytelling, winning story slams at The Monti (NC) and MassMouth (MA). Her latest creative project aims to bring to light the stories of lesser-known biblical women. She blogs at

Photo by Paula Jung.

Audio Stories by LEAH BERKOWITZ

Before the Fall