Happy After the Chagim

Happy After the Chagim

Tips for transitioning back to regular life.

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Yoni’s 3rd Shabbat Shirt

Yoni’s 3rd Shabbat Shirt

My 8-year-old Yoni enjoyed Shabbat Chol HaMoed. His shirts, less so

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Chana Jenny, Why Do You Really Cover Your Hair?

Chana Jenny, Why Do You Really Cover Your Hair?

Last Friday night we hosted 38 Australian tourists. As usual, after we served the soup, my husband announced “If you have any questions you’ve ever wanted to ask an Orthodox rabbi, fire away. I’ve got all night.” Their first question was the most common question he gets asked, “Could you please tell us about those […]

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Rabbi Jonathan Sacks and Mom A”H

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks and Mom A”H

I’ve been an admirer of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks for years, but I’ve felt a special connection with him and his writings since he was buried the same day as my Mom almost 2 years ago. Before she passed away from a stroke at the age of 77, Mom had been a devoted reader of the […]

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A Busy Mom’s Rosh Hashana Mitzvah Checklist by Rabbi Da’vid Sperling

A Busy Mom’s Rosh Hashana Mitzvah Checklist by Rabbi Da’vid Sperling

It’s not always easy to juggle the holiness and special mitzvot of Rosh HaShana with the holy task of taking care of kids. Here’s a basic list of the most important mitzvot of Rosh Hashana, and the simplest way to go about doing them. This is a checklist for women in general, and especially women […]

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The Closely-Guarded Secret to 2nd Grade Success

The Closely-Guarded Secret to 2nd Grade Success

I just came home from my 8th and final parent-teacher orientation for second grade. At the meeting (which I already heard a few years ago when my oldest son had the same rabbi and teacher that my youngest has now) I was computing how old I was when I attended my very first parent-teacher orientation […]

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