What You Expect, What God Sees

What You Expect, What God Sees

This is a good reminder for me as I’m resting up the day after the bat mitzvah (i.e., it is 2:30 PM and I’m still in bed). I worked so hard pulling all the details together, and there were so many last-minute bloopers and unplanned imperfections. But b”H, my bat mitzvah girl was over the […]

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Focus on the Step in Front of You

Focus on the Step in Front of You

I’m making a bat mitzvah in two days. This is my 5th and final bat mitzvah so I thought I could do this in my sleep already! And then President Biden decided to visit Jerusalem on the same day as Tsofia’s bat mitzvah! Jerusalem shuts down pretty much when US presidents visit. The Jerusalem equivalent […]

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Saba Hananya by Hanan ben Ari

Saba Hananya by Hanan ben Ari

Hanan ben Ari’s tribute to his late grandfather and role model, an Afghani-born tea-seller with rock-solid emuna and unshakeable values.

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Stealing the Purple Suitcase by Reb. Shira Smiles

Stealing the Purple Suitcase by Reb. Shira Smiles

When her children were small, Reb. Smiles would joke with them at baggage claim about stealing the suitcase that was purple, her favorite color. An inspiring lesson about embracing our own “suitcase” in life.

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Until Hashem Opens the Door

Until Hashem Opens the Door

I need to remember this right now! Shavua tov!

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Living with Rebbi by Rabbi Yoel Gold

Living with Rebbi by Rabbi Yoel Gold

An interview with the widow of Rabbi Dovid Trenk about her late husband, the legendary educator at a yeshiva for boys who had often already been rejected from everywhere else (I was surprised to find out that Rabbi Yoel Gold, director of videos that have inspired millions, had been one of his students as a […]

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