My Daughter Under Fire

My Daughter Under Fire

My 14-year-old daughter, Moriah, is a 9th grader at a wonderful ulpana, a boarding school for religious girls, in the south of Israel. Yesterday afternoon, on the way to attend a special event there for the mothers, I felt my shoulder muscles, which have been so clenched up over the last few weeks with the […]

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What Yoni Wants Me To Bring Him Back from London

What Yoni Wants Me To Bring Him Back from London

My husband’s going to London this week to interview potential students for next year. And I (woo-hoo!) am going with. So I asked my kids what presents they want me to bring them home from the UK. 9-year-old Tsofia wants a stuffed animal to join the zoo at the bottom of her bed. 7-year-old Yaakov […]

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What the Bat Mitzvah Girl’s Mother Told Her

What the Bat Mitzvah Girl’s Mother Told Her

I once attended a bat mitzvah, and the mother said something I will never forget to her daughter. She said, “Never forget that the spiritual DNA of all the matriarchs flows through your veins. Sara’s vision. Rivka’s strength. Rachel’s self-sacrifice. Leah’s power of prayer. Miriam’s song. Devora’s wisdom. You hold all of that, and more, […]

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