When I Was a Young Mother…

When I Was a Young Mother… Read More

What Faith is Not

What Faith is Not Read More

The New Corona Wave and My Wave

The New Corona Wave and My Wave

This morning I was sitting on the beach in Tel Aviv, watching the waves and contemplating the new wave of Corona hitting Israel right now, bringing with it renewed restrictions as well as dire warnings of rising infection rates and death tolls. And then I recited my morning blessings, and when I got to the […]

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Momma: Y. Shofario Remembers Mother He Lost at Age 10 (3-Minute Music Video)

Momma: Y. Shofario Remembers Mother He Lost at Age 10 (3-Minute Music Video)

Y. Shofario’s poignant newly-released video “Momma” moved me to tears. Here’s the tragic story behind the song: I was ten and my brother was seven. We were in elementary school in Baltimore when it happened. A sudden heart attack and our mom passed. The news exploded in my head followed by ringing for years. No […]

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From Stressed Out to Slow Motion (36-Second Video of Me:)

From Stressed Out to Slow Motion (36-Second Video of Me:) Read More

Absolute Worst Day Ever? by Chanie Gorkin

Absolute Worst Day Ever? by Chanie Gorkin Read More

Am I a God-Like Giver or a Self-Absorbed Taker?

Am I a God-Like Giver or a Self-Absorbed Taker?

Rabbi Dessler wrote that God created us in order to give constantly, like He does. And that every single thing we do in life is either giving or taking. But it’s not always clear which is which. And since I read this a few days ago, I’ve been keeping track. And I’ve been struck by […]

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My Underdressed Daughter

My Underdressed Daughter

Yesterday my daughter left the house dressed in a manner that, if her teacher had seen her, would have gotten her sent to the principal’s office straight home.. I didn’t say anything, cause, well, she wouldn’t have listened anyway. And then this morning, as I was walking Yoni to kindergarten, I actually did see that […]

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Despite My Trouble Du Jour

Despite My Trouble Du Jour Read More

The Lubavitcher Rebbe and the Mother’s Letter he Treasured

The Lubavitcher Rebbe and the Mother’s Letter he Treasured

Feivel Shapiro, a member of the Antwerp Jewish community, lost his mother early on when she sadly passed away after an illnes when he was still a young child, only a tender 12 years old, shortly before his Bar Mitzvah. She orphaned a home full of children and he was the youngest of the family. […]

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