My Husband’s Incredible Life Story Featured in the Wall Street Journal

My Husband’s Incredible Life Story Featured in the Wall Street Journal

I sometimes get invited places to share the story of how I became religious. But I always tell them that, actually, my husband’s story is a thousand times more interesting than mine…This past Friday, my husband shared his incredible life story in the Wall Street Journal. BORN HALF JEWISH, I CHOSE TO BE WHOLLY SO: […]

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The Unusual Seder that Rocked the Heavens this Year

The Unusual Seder that Rocked the Heavens this Year

This past Shabbat afternoon I stopped by to visit my friend, who looked beyond exhausted. “What’s up? You OK?” I asked her. And then my friend proceeded to tell me how her youngest child, her 1st grader, hadn’t been feeling well on Seder night, and he’d slept through the entire thing. He hadn’t even been […]

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The Problem with Kids Cleaning for Pesach

The Problem with Kids Cleaning for Pesach

This morning, I ran into my neighbor who has 6 kids under the age of 7. Her kids are home today for election today, and she quipped: “Not getting any cleaning done today, that’s for sure!” “Just wait,” I told her, “in 10 years those same kids who make it impossible to clean will clean […]

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My New Laundry Tower and Other Exciting Pre-Pesach Projects

My New Laundry Tower and Other Exciting Pre-Pesach Projects

A friend who is the author of a cookbook once chuckled as she pointed out, “I think it’s so funny that you never post any recipes on JewishMOM.com.” She’s right, there are almost never recipes on JewishMOM.com. Or advice on how to get a wine stain out of your husband’s kittel. Or instructions on how […]

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3 Years After Henkin Family Terror Attack, a Mazal Tov (3-Minute Video)

3 Years After Henkin Family Terror Attack, a Mazal Tov (3-Minute Video)

Reflections on the bar mitzvah of the oldest son of Rabbi Eitam and Naama Henkin HY”D. Three and a half years ago on Succot, Rabbi Eitam and Naama Henkin were driving home when they were brutally murdered by Palestinian terrorists in front of their 4 young children. My husband, Joshua, is a program director at […]

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The 1st Thing I Clean for Pesach

The 1st Thing I Clean for Pesach

There is a mitzvah for every Jew to be happy on the holidays. And our rabbis teach that the thing that makes us womenfolk happiest is getting new clothing or jewelry. So every year, the first thing I clean out a bit for Pesach is my…bank account. Every year, before I start seriously scrubbing, scouring, […]

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