Pesach Energy-Sapper of the Day: “Every Corner of my House has to Be Spotless”

Pesach Energy-Sapper of the Day: “Every Corner of my House has to Be Spotless”

In this year’s pre-Pesach class, my teacher Rabbi Aryeh Nivin (www.newchabura.com) responded to complaints he has heard from women over the years regarding Passover. I could relate to quite a few of the complaints, and I found Rabbi Nivin’s responses to them really helpful. So, I decided to post a Pesach energy-sapper for your reading [...]

Read More

Why I am Not Writing More about the Sassoon Family Tragedy

Why I am Not Writing More about the Sassoon Family Tragedy

A few people have asked me why I’m not writing more about the Sassoon family tragedy. And I wanted to explain why. I recently met a psychologist who is a world-renowned trauma expert. During our conversation, I asked him whether he might be able to treat more victims from the Nachlaot abuse case, and he [...]

Read More

Pesach Energy-Sapper of the Day: “Enough Cleaning! I’m Waiting for the Holy Part!”

Pesach Energy-Sapper of the Day: “Enough Cleaning! I’m Waiting for the Holy Part!”

In this year’s pre-Pesach class, my teacher Rabbi Aryeh Nivin (www.newchabura.com) responded to complaints he has heard from women over the years regarding Passover. I could relate to quite a few of the complaints, and I found Rabbi Nivin’s responses to them really helpful. So, I decided to post a Pesach energy-sapper for your reading [...]

Read More

The Technion’s Passover Seder Machine (2-Minute Cool Video)

The Technion’s Passover Seder Machine (2-Minute Cool Video)

Wow, I really loved this, and sent it out to all my relatives…

Read More

Pesach Energy-Sapper of the Day: “I Snapped at My Kids. I am a Terrible Mother!”

Pesach Energy-Sapper of the Day: “I Snapped at My Kids. I am a Terrible Mother!”

In this year’s pre-Pesach class, my teacher Rabbi Aryeh Nivin (www.newchabura.com) responded to complaints he has heard from women over the years regarding Passover. I could relate to quite a few of the complaints, and I found Rabbi Nivin’s responses to them really helpful. So, I decided to post a Pesach Energy-Sapper for your reading [...]

Read More

Pesach Energy-Sapper of the Day: “Cleaning is Too Hard, I Want to Run Away”

Pesach Energy-Sapper of the Day: “Cleaning is Too Hard, I Want to Run Away”

In this year’s pre-Pesach class, my teacher Rabbi Aryeh Nivin (www.newchabura.com) responded to complaints he has heard from women over the years regarding Passover. I could relate to quite a few of the complaints, and I found Rabbi Nivin’s responses to them really helpful. So, I decided to post a Pesach energy-sapper for your reading [...]

Read More

I’m in the Special Olympics (10-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

I’m in the Special Olympics (10-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Do you feel like you aren’t making progress regarding your challenges?

Read More

When My 2-Year-Old Almost Ruined the Heirloom Rug

When My 2-Year-Old Almost Ruined the Heirloom Rug

Yesterday afternoon I walked into the kitchen and discovered 4-year-old Tsofia and 2-year-old Yaakov huddled around the sink, filling a plastic box to the rim with water and plastic toy vegetables. “Only in the sink, OK Tsoofy?” Tsofia nodded her head with a look of solemn comprehension and I returned to the living room to [...]

Read More

Bring us Home by Atara Pear (3-Minute Inspirational Song)

Bring us Home by Atara Pear (3-Minute Inspirational Song)

I started becoming religious when I was a Junior at Bowdoin College in Maine, and spending a semester abroad in Israel. 99% of people I met during that semester greeted the name “Bowdoin” with 0 recognition. But one Shabbos I met somebody who had once studied with a guy who had also graduated from Bowdoin [...]

Read More

Waiting Almost 2 Hours at the Dentist

Waiting Almost 2 Hours at the Dentist

This morning, I had a dentist appointment at 10:30. My dentist is very skilled and very nice and works for a public health fund, which means getting an appointment to see her takes three months, and once your appointment arrives you need to wait as well. But this morning, things went overboard. Time after time [...]

Read More