My Tablecloth Soul Dance

My Tablecloth Soul Dance

Yesterday, at Devorah’s Dance Journey workshop, we did something unusual. Each of us took a clear plastic tablecloth and danced around with it–dancing, as Devora put it, “the story of our soul.” At first, you can imagine, I felt pretty silly, dancing around Devora’s living room with a plastic tablecloth. But as I looked deeply […]

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Remembering Rabbanit Yemima’s Father, Rabbi Eli Natan Rothschild zt”l

Remembering Rabbanit Yemima’s Father, Rabbi Eli Natan Rothschild zt”l

I got the SMS yesterday at 5:20 that Rabbanit Yemima’s father, Rabbi Eli Natan Rothschild, had passed away after an extended illness at the age of 93 and that the funeral would take place at 6 PM. So I picked up my purse and rushed over. I first met Rabbanit Yemima 18 years ago when […]

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Chocolate Pearls (10-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Chocolate Pearls (10-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

More thoughts on Mishpacha’s Magazine’s woman of valour of the year, chocolate-maker Sara Balulu.

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My Moon Pie Dance

My Moon Pie Dance

I have been feeling burnt out for a while now. Jumping at any opportunity that takes me away from my kids and my house. I’ll admit that I was relieved when I heard from Rabbi Nivin that I’m not alone. Many people feel depressed and burnt out at this time of year. And for that […]

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Rush Hour on Rechov HaIlui

Rush Hour on Rechov HaIlui

8 AM, another morning, another walk with Yaakov and Yoni to gan. We wait for the light to change and enter the crosswalk crowded with kids on their way to school and gan. Two sisters squabble, a five-year-old loudly protests his mother’s efforts to hold his hand, Yoni is still whimpering because I cut the […]

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Meet Mishpacha’s Eshet Chayil of the Year: Sara Balulu

Meet Mishpacha’s Eshet Chayil of the Year: Sara Balulu

Every Shabbat morning, I visit an old friend who lives nearby. And often when I get there, there is another mother there named Sara who is finishing up her visit before she heads back home with her children. Because of that, I’ve had multiple opportunities to make small talk with Sara, about where she’s from, […]

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