The Unopened Gift: Family Togetherness on Passover

The Unopened Gift: Family Togetherness on Passover

One of my favorite writers, a frum mother and introvert, recently shared that her idea of a perfect vacation would be several days spent at a remote ski lodge with a pile of books, ON HER OWN. I let out a wicked, secret giggle. Yep, I can relate. Do not get me wrong. I love […]

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The Mother of Emuna

The Mother of Emuna

Passover is the “Rosh Hashana for Faith,”* when we Jews remember the miracles Hashem made for us in Egypt, and get a Divine injection of faith to last us all year long. This is why seder night is called seder night, literally “The Night of Order,” since this was the night the Israelites learned that […]

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My Personal Exodus from Egypt

My Personal Exodus from Egypt

Those of you who have been following this blog for a long time will remember that I lived for 20 years in a different Jerusalem neighborhood called Nachlaot. For 16 of those years, we loved Nachlaot. We loved our home, we loved the market next door, we loved the huge collection of friends and neighbors […]

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My Good Enough Pesach

My Good Enough Pesach

Yesterday, by the late afternoon, I was literally crying from pre-Pesach exhaustion. Snapping at my family members. Cursing my fate as a JewishMOM. Thinking inspirational thoughts such as “I can’t take this aaaanymoooore” and “Wouldn’t it be nice to fall asleep like a Jewish Sleeping Beauty, until, like, Shavuos.” And then, after an embittered evening, […]

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The Mother of the JCC Bomb-Threat Caller (11-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

The Mother of the JCC Bomb-Threat Caller (11-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Why I think the mother of the JCC bomb-threat caller gets an A+.

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I Took the Suitcase full of Bricks

I Took the Suitcase full of Bricks

Two men carrying 2 suitcases walked into a hotel. One suitcase was full of diamonds, the other was full of bricks. The men left their suitcases at the front desk and went to their rooms. When the bellhop arrived at the room of the diamond merchant carrying a suitcase, he was drenched with sweat and […]

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