Zumba Chesed

Zumba Chesed

Last week, in the middle of a miserable afternoon, I had a flash of exactly what I needed to infuse my mothering life with more joy and vitality. Starting about a decade ago, for 5 years I went to the gym every day. And any day I didn’t go to the gym, I felt it. […]

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Loving Jews who are Different than You (12-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Loving Jews who are Different than You (12-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

A simple but powerful way to feel more connection with and love for our fellow Jews of all kinds.

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The Woman I Screamed At Last Week

The Woman I Screamed At Last Week

I’ve been a member of the same health fund for 22 years, and I’ve been very happy with it in almost every way. But this past Thursday something happened that made me so furious that Josh and I seriously considered moving our business elsewhere. Here’s what happened. For the last two months, I noticed that […]

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Don’t Fear Change, Embrace It (14-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Don’t Fear Change, Embrace It (14-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

How life is teaching me to meet change with acceptance and hope rather than resistance and fear.

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When I Cross the Street in Jerusalem

When I Cross the Street in Jerusalem

In Jerusalem, when you press the button to cross the street, a man’s voice states “Bakashatcha Hitkabla”– your request has been received. The first time I heard this several years ago, I thought right away how amazingly wonderful it would be if prayer worked like that. I could pray at the Kotel for this, that, […]

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The Nurse at our Appointment

The Nurse at our Appointment

Yesterday afternoon at 4:30 PM I had to take Yoel out to an appointment. Is there, like, anything sweeter than that? Getting to leave my house full of fighting, demanding, mess-making kids and spend it…anywhere else. When we arrived at our appointment, the nurse on the other side of the desk was a Charedi woman […]

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