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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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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Selflessness vs. Selfness

Selflessness vs. Selfness

Recently I posted several poems by poetess Sorah Rosenblatt who passed away earlier this year, and was so happy to see many of you loved these poems too. This past Shabbat we were staying at a Jewish hostel with a large library, and I was so excited to discover Sorah Rosenblatt’s out-of-print collection of poems […]

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Why I Lied to the Teacher

Why I Lied to the Teacher

When I was growing up, one year my father sent in money to the IRS to contribute towards the social security of our family’s cleaning lady. A few months later, the IRS returned the money, saying my father didn’t have to pay taxes for her. But my father sent the money back, writing a letter […]

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