My Mini-Vacation from Cleaning & Quarantine

My Mini-Vacation from Cleaning & Quarantine

Yesterday I fled my Jerusalem-home crowded with quarantining kids in order to enjoy some healing peace and quiet in Mitspe Ramon, where my daughter Hallel lives. Sitting this morning by the breathtaking crater, Israel’s equivalent of the Grand Canyon, I thought about the awe I feel when I see the remarkable adults my older kids […]

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My 8-Year Old’s 1st Snowstorm (1-Minute Home Video)

My 8-Year Old’s 1st Snowstorm (1-Minute Home Video)

In Jerusalem yesterday, we got our first major snowfall in 6 years! It’s almost all melted by now, but my 8-year-old, Yaakov, who was a toddler during the last big snowfall, is beside himself with excitement. Here’s the video he made for his grandparents, with footage of his half-built igloo and his very own “snow […]

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World Premiere of My DH’s Movie about My Life Story (10-Minute Personal Video)

World Premiere of My DH’s Movie about My Life Story (10-Minute Personal Video)

My husband made a movie about my life this past summer as part of his popular Stories of Israel project. In this video, I talk about my childhood in a liberal Jewish family in Baltimore, a life-changing encounter with devout Muslim women in Indonesia, my rocky transition to Orthodoxy and then motherhood which spurred my […]

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What I Know Today That I Wish I’d Known Back Then: My Husband and My Happiness (1-Minute Video)

What I Know Today That I Wish I’d Known Back Then: My Husband and My Happiness (1-Minute Video)

I’ve been a mom for 23 years, what do I know today that I wish I’d known back then? Every week I’ll be posting a short video sharing my own hard-won wisdom in hopes that you’ll have an easier time than I did!

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What I Know Today That I Wish I’d Known Back Then: My MIL and Me (1-Minute Video)

What I Know Today That I Wish I’d Known Back Then: My MIL and Me (1-Minute Video)

I’ve been a mom for 23 years, what do I know today that I wish I’d known back then? Every week I’ll be posting a short video sharing my own hard-won wisdom in hopes that you’ll have an easier time than I did!

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Mother of 2 Fallen IDF Soldiers, Miriam Peretz, Reflects on Tu B’Shvat

Mother of 2 Fallen IDF Soldiers, Miriam Peretz, Reflects on Tu B’Shvat

After losing 2 of her sons in battle as well as her husband, educator Miriam Peretz became a popular speaker and activist, winning the Israel prize for promoting: “Jewish-Israeli Spirit.” She’s a leading contender to become Israel’s next president. Go Miriam!

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