Tzippy’s Unusual Chesed

Tzippy’s Unusual Chesed

In Kiryat Moshe there are e-mail groups for women in English and Hebrew. And over the past year and a half plus since we moved here, I have used these groups a lot…More than anyone or anything else, these groups have enabled me to acclimate to life in our new neighborhood… And consistently, over the […]

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When Our Children Embarrass Us

When Our Children Embarrass Us

Yesterday my daughter’s school had a special performance for the bat mitzvah girls and their mothers. I was sitting in the front row during the performance, which meant I had an unobstructed view of the 3-year-old girl with princess-esque tresses flowing down her back standing by the stage. And then I noticed, along (I assume) […]

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A Life of Abundance

A Life of Abundance

Living a life of abundance. That’s what Dina Friedman was talking about last night as I prepared today’s lunches (humus sandwiches and nectarines for all) and cooked (a mountain of squash and freekeh*) for the week. I liked the sound of that: a life of abundance. And Dina requested from each of us to think […]

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Being the Best Mom I Can Be (8-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Being the Best Mom I Can Be (8-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

What does it mean to be the best mother I can be?

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Wikipedia by Hanan ben Ari (3-Minute Music Video)

Wikipedia by Hanan ben Ari (3-Minute Music Video)

I don’t usually do this, but I am posting something especially for the Israelis among my readers. Hanan ben Ari’s newly-released song “Wikipedia” about overcoming the stereotypes we have about one another has quickly become one of the most popular songs in Israel today, receiving over 1.2 million YouTube views in two weeks. I love […]

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