Nishei Ora

Mindy Rubenstein serves as founding publisher and editor of Nishei Ora, leading a team of writers, editors and artists.

Nishei Ora magazine includes personal and profound art and writing from Jewish women around the world, including Miami, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Arizona, Los Angeles, New Jersey, New York, as well as Mexico and Israel. 

Some are baalei teshuva — women who grew up secular and returned to Torah Judaism. Some are gerim — Jews by choice. Some are Hassidic, Litvish, Modern Orthodox, Chabad, or new to uncovering the beauty of Judaism.

The Nishei Ora community spans the vast spectrum of observance, creating a beautiful, one-of-a-kind publication with meaningful, thought-provoking and inspiring content.

The 12 editions of Nishei Ora created so far are filled with stories of women working to create within themselves a home for Hashem, bringing holiness into the world.

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12th edition of Nishei Ora magazine

Editorial Director and Founder Mindy Rubenstein, originally from the Tampa Bay area of Florida, lived in Georgia, Virginia, and Maryland, before coming back to the Sunshine State two years ago. She earned a bachelor’s in business and writing from the University of Florida, a master’s in journalism from the University of South Florida, and has worked as a journalist and editor for two decades, including for, the Atlanta Jewish Times, the Tampa Bay Times, and other publications. She founded Nishei Ora in 2015 in Atlanta while homeschooling her oldest daughter. Mindy and her husband have four children and live in South Florida.