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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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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My Little Accident at the Shoe Store

My Little Accident at the Shoe Store

Today in the shoe store, as I backed away from the cashier, I knocked over about ten boxes of girls’ sandals. “Oh no! I’m so sorry!” I called out as I leaned over to pick them up. But before I’d managed to pick up a single box, from across the store, the salesman who had […]

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Eye of the Storm by Sorah Rosenblatt

Eye of the Storm by Sorah Rosenblatt

I told you that I spent several Shabbats ago reading through Sorah Rosenblatt’s (AKA Rena Lewis’) wonderful collection of poetry Memo to Self. Here are two more of my favorites… EYE OF THE STORM “Mommy, sign this note.” “Mommy, I need eight shekels.” “Mommy, what did you do with my other shoe?” (Goodness! Is the […]

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The Mothering Spiral

The Mothering Spiral

After a 15-year-break, I’m back attending the parenting class of Rabbanit Talia Helfer. When my big kids were teensy, I attended Rabbanit Talia’s classes quite religiously. At one point I was such a devoted student that I transcribed several years of her recorded classes. Rabbanit Talia was such a huge influence on me and my […]

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Reconsidering My To-Do List (10-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Reconsidering My To-Do List (10-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Beware of to-do-list idolatry.

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