Why Did the Chief Rabbi Attend This Unusual Bat Mitzvah?

Why Did the Chief Rabbi Attend This Unusual Bat Mitzvah?

Yesterday I attended a bat mitzvah, and towards the end I was mightily surprised to see Israel’s chief rabbi, Rabbi David Lau. Rabbi Lau is one of the busiest rabbis in the world. Why did he consider this bat mitzvah important enough to take the time out of his packed schedule to give a speech […]

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There’s No Use Crying Over Spilt Soup

There’s No Use Crying Over Spilt Soup

I start working on my blog every day at 12:30 in the afternoon. So today, at 12:25, I went down to my kitchen to quickly heat up some soup to eat before I started writing for an hour before my boys’ pick-up time. But when I was returning the box of soup to the fridge, […]

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My New Necklace Fury

My New Necklace Fury

A few weeks ago we had a guest who was wearing a stunning necklace–a Tree of Life. I asked her where she had bought it and she told me in Tsfat, but she didn’t remember the name of the store. And then, on Sunday morning, while walking around Tsfat’s Old City with my 18-year-old daughter, […]

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A Moms-Eye View of Tsfat

A Moms-Eye View of Tsfat

You can choose whether to read this post or scroll down to watch me tell this same story in a 2-minute video (with footage of the places I mention). We spent this past Shabbat in the mystical city of Tsfat. Two highlights… I went on an underground tour of tunnels excavated by Livnot Ulehibanot from […]

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The 33-Year Old Bride’s Secret to Happiness

The 33-Year Old Bride’s Secret to Happiness

(You have a choice: you can read this post or hear me tell the same story in the 2-minute video below) Over the last 8 years, my whole family has become extremely fond of our dental hygienist, Sara. And over the years, twice a year, we’ve seen this lovely, sweet-hearted woman getting older and older. […]

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Royal-Wedding Shavuot (5 Photos from London)

Royal-Wedding Shavuot (5 Photos from London)

Tanya Garber of London and her family celebrated Shavuot this year with a special Royal-Wedding twist…I adored these photos! <

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Ma’am, Do you Work?

Ma’am, Do you Work?

Once a clerk asked a stay-at-home mother “Do you work?” She said, “I do. I co-direct an institution.” “Really?” the impressed clerk responded, “Did you get a special degree to prepare you for that position?” “Yes, I got a very special degree, I have an MA…Ma”

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Why Children Misbehave by Harav Ovadia Yosef

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There Will be No Mommy Peptalk this Week or Next

Sorry, because of Shavuot and various adventures, I don’t plan to make a mommy peptalk until June 3…

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The Royal Wedding-Shavuot Connection

The Royal Wedding-Shavuot Connection

This past Saturday, at the exact moment I lit candles to usher in the festival of Shavuot, the marriage of the Jewish people to the King of the Universe at Mt. Sinai, 2 billion people around the globe were watching a different kind of royal wedding. As we Jews prepared to learn all night from […]

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