Laurel Snyder

Laurel Snyder is a contributing editor to KtB, the editor of Half/Life: Jew-ish Tales from Interfaith Homes, and the author of a poetry collection, The Myth of the Simple Machines. She’s also written several books for children, including the forthcoming title, Baxter, the Pig Who Wanted to Be Kosher. She lives online at

Recent Posts by Laurel

I Laughed When I Saw Him, in Spite of Myself

Learning to lie to your kids.

Photo by Todd Ryburn

After the Bus Wreck

In which a half-Jew slaps some sensibility into would-be converters by encouraging worst-case scenarios.

Exoneration Blues

A call from Crappy Ex-boyfriend spurs a crisis of faith.


An open apology to Sarah Palin. Really.

A Slut for Faith

Leaving God at the altar, and other tips for marital bliss.

When We Were Ambiguous

The almost-breaking point of Will Oldham.

To Pardon All Our Fucking Iniquities

A half-Jew writes her own Yom Kippur prayer.