The Lubavitcher Rebbe: A Mother’s Exalted Mission

The Lubavitcher Rebbe: A Mother’s Exalted Mission

More wisdom from the Lubavitcher Rebbe in honor of Gimmel Tammuz today… “The Torah grants women the most exalted mission possible. “The thing which is of ultimate importance to the Holy Nation is connected with [the Torah]–that from the generation that stood at the time of the giving of the Torah will blossom a new […]

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A Life of Abundance

A Life of Abundance

Living a life of abundance. That’s what Dina Friedman was talking about last night as I prepared today’s lunches (humus sandwiches and nectarines for all) and cooked (a mountain of squash and freekeh*) for the week. I liked the sound of that: a life of abundance. And Dina requested from each of us to think […]

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My Brain is Changing

My Brain is Changing

My brain has changed. Yes, it’s true! An example…Since I was a teenager, I would wake up every morning, bracing myself for disaster. I just knew something terrible was about to happen…Nuclear holocaust (high school), terror attack and/or traffic accident (adulthood). And then I learned about positive thinking (thank you, Chaya Hinda Allen!). And for […]

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Eye of the Storm by Sorah Rosenblatt

Eye of the Storm by Sorah Rosenblatt

I told you that I spent several Shabbats ago reading through Sorah Rosenblatt’s (AKA Rena Lewis’) wonderful collection of poetry Memo to Self. Here are two more of my favorites… EYE OF THE STORM “Mommy, sign this note.” “Mommy, I need eight shekels.” “Mommy, what did you do with my other shoe?” (Goodness! Is the […]

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What I Will be Doing this Shavuot

What I Will be Doing this Shavuot

“What will you be doing for Shavuot?” my friend just asked me. You might remember from posts I’ve written in the past, that as the (immensely proud!) wife of an educator and mother of older as well as younger children, my Shavuot is more or less about enabling others to do what they need or […]

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When Life Ends

When Life Ends

Moriah wanted a small gymnastics mat for her bat mitzvah. So I looked in stores, and I looked online, and after a lot of searching, I found something that looked good and remarkably inexpensive (free international shipping even!) on Ebay. I ordered it, crossed “gymnastics mat” off my to-do list, and told Moriah it should […]

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