If You See Something, Say Something

If You See Something, Say Something

When I met Rabbanit Yemima Mizrachi 19 years ago, she was far from being the “Chief Rabbanit of Israel” as some quip today. She was just Yemima, a Hebrew teacher at an ulpan for immigrant lawyers, the nice mother I’d say hello to when I was picking up my daughter Hadas and she was picking […]

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My ADHD Dance

My ADHD Dance

Last night I started a 4-week course for parents of kids with ADHD–to familiarize us with ADHD and how best to help out our kids who have it. Last night was the introduction to ADHD, and to be honest, what I learned was truly terrifying. Statistically. kids with ADHD are exponentially more likely to have […]

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The Wife of the Husband who Sings Off Key

The Wife of the Husband who Sings Off Key

For the last few Saturday nights, about 100 Jewish mothers and I have crammed into the community center hall to hear popular lecturer Chedva Vasly talk about marriage. Last week, she was talking about how most women don’t know how to receive from their husbands: “We women know how to give. That’s our specialty. We […]

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The Millionaire Sitting Behind Me

The Millionaire Sitting Behind Me

A neighbor recently invited me to join her at a charity Chinese auction. I really wanted to go with her, but there was one complication. This neighbor was planning to buy a $25 dollar ticket so, as a “Sponsor,” she would be entitled to sit in the front row and receive free 10 raffle tickets. […]

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Stress-Free Purim (9-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Stress-Free Purim (9-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Stay calm this Purim by remembering what you required to do, and what is actually voluntary.

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The Kibbutznik’s Son

The Kibbutznik’s Son

When my husband was 17, newly graduated from a public school in Canada, he traveled to Israel to volunteer at a Shomer HaTsair kibbutz in the Jezreel Valley. Each volunteer had a kibbutz family that adopted him, and Josh was adopted by the wonderful Herman family with whom Josh became close, especially with their 15-year-old […]

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