Our Unforgettable London Encounter

Our Unforgettable London Encounter

Josh and I saw a lot of impressive sites in London–the National Portrait Gallery, Trafalgar Square, the Houses of Parliament. Majestic, wonderful! But my mind keeps on wandering back to one thing I saw that doesn’t appear in any guide book. While walking above the Thames, on our way to a walking tour of “Jewish […]

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What I Heard a London JewishMUM Saying to her Kids

What I Heard a London JewishMUM Saying to her Kids

Josh and I had a fantastic mini-vacation in London sightseeing and enjoying the hospitality and company of our hosts, Rachel and Stuart Fink of Hendon, in the heart of London’s vibrant Jewish community. At Shabbat lunch, I asked a fellow guest, an American mother and teacher who’s been in the UK for almost 2 decades, […]

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My Daughter Under Fire

My Daughter Under Fire

My 14-year-old daughter, Moriah, is a 9th grader at a wonderful ulpana, a boarding school for religious girls, in the south of Israel. Yesterday afternoon, on the way to attend a special event there for the mothers, I felt my shoulder muscles, which have been so clenched up over the last few weeks with the […]

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What Yoni Wants Me To Bring Him Back from London

What Yoni Wants Me To Bring Him Back from London

My husband’s going to London this week to interview potential students for next year. And I (woo-hoo!) am going with. So I asked my kids what presents they want me to bring them home from the UK. 9-year-old Tsofia wants a stuffed animal to join the zoo at the bottom of her bed. 7-year-old Yaakov […]

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What the Bat Mitzvah Girl’s Mother Told Her

What the Bat Mitzvah Girl’s Mother Told Her

I once attended a bat mitzvah, and the mother said something I will never forget to her daughter. She said, “Never forget that the spiritual DNA of all the matriarchs flows through your veins. Sara’s vision. Rivka’s strength. Rachel’s self-sacrifice. Leah’s power of prayer. Miriam’s song. Devora’s wisdom. You hold all of that, and more, […]

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The Real Story Behind Rabbi Yuval and Noa Yaron Dayan’s Divorce (1-Minute Video)

The Real Story Behind Rabbi Yuval and Noa Yaron Dayan’s Divorce (1-Minute Video)

This past May, when my daughter and I visited Uman, we were surprised to discover that Noa Yaron Dayan was there as well, leading a group. Noa was a secular TV celebrity until she and her husband, Rabbi Yuval Dayan, became religious, and ended up inspiring and uplifting the lives of thousands of Israelis over […]

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