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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My Big Head

My Big Head

For a year or so I’d been dreaming about it. About my entire family coming over from America and Canada for Moriah’s bat mitzvah. My parents, my brother and his family, and (for the first time ever) my sister and her family, as well as my mother-in-law and cousin. And the family visit exceeded my […]

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As Holy as the Kotel

As Holy as the Kotel

The following is a quote from the wonderfully inspirational newly-released book House of Diamonds [Feldheim]. Author Fay Klein writes: “Where is the best place in the world for spiritual connection for a woman? “If you entered ‘palpable spirituality” into your GPS, where would it lead you? “One might think that the Land of Israel is […]

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Why I Lied to the Teacher

Why I Lied to the Teacher

When I was growing up, one year my father sent in money to the IRS to contribute towards the social security of our family’s cleaning lady. A few months later, the IRS returned the money, saying my father didn’t have to pay taxes for her. But my father sent the money back, writing a letter […]

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Remembering Poetess Sorah Rosenblatt OBM

Remembering Poetess Sorah Rosenblatt OBM

Last week in Ami magazine, author Sarah Shapiro wrote about her long-time writing group member and friend, poet Sorah Rosenblatt OBM, who passed away this year. In Sarah’s article, I discovered that Sorah Rosenblatt, whose poems I’ve enjoyed for years under the pen name Ruth Lewis, and I have quite a lot in common. We […]

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Rabbanit Chana Henkin Chosen to Light Torch to Kick off Israeli Independence Day

Rabbanit Chana Henkin Chosen to Light Torch to Kick off Israeli Independence Day

Every year, 12 people who have made a great contribution to Israeli society and the Jewish people are selected to light the 12 torches that kick off Independence Day at Mt. Herzl. In Israel, this is a HUGE honor, and this year I was so thrilled to find out that Rabbanit Chana Henkin, the director […]

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