On my Way to the Corner Store to Stockpile Water

On my Way to the Corner Store to Stockpile Water

Tonight, on my way to the corner store to stock up on water in case the Iranian attack damages Israel’s water system, I saw double-parked cars on both sides of the street. Everyone else, it turned out, was coming to stockpile water too. And then I saw a young couple walking by the corner store. […]

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My Daughters’ Arab Election Day

My Daughters’ Arab Election Day

Two of my daughters spent last Tuesday as poll supervisors in Arab communities. One daughter was placed in a poll in East Jerusalem serving 450 Arab residents. My daughter and 3 other poll officials were there from 7 AM until 10 PM, and only one voter showed up. This kind of turn-out is typical in […]

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Asleep in My Crib 50+ Years Ago

Asleep in My Crib 50+ Years Ago

On Friday morning, at the end of pilates class, our teacher dimmed the lights, turned the music down soft, and told us to lie down on our sides on our mats. Lying there, I was transported back to Rochester, New York in 1971, lying asleep with my blankie in my crib, mom and dad looking […]

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My Birthday Blessing to You

My Birthday Blessing to You

My birthday is this Shabbat, the 11th of Tevet. I received such a beautiful blessing this week from a woman at the gym, and this is the birthday blessing I want to pass on to you too. It’s a blessing especially for these difficult times. But not only. יהי רצון שתמיד נוכל לבשר ולהתבשר רק […]

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The $1000 Car Repair

The $1000 Car Repair

Last week I bumped into another car and knocked my front headlight a bit out of place. At the garage they told me I was going to have to replace the entire front bumper. Cost: Over $1000! Around that same time I had also been thinking of making a donation to our friend’s organization that […]

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The Angry Taxi Driver

The Angry Taxi Driver

This morning in her Elul writing workshop, Yocheved Rottenberg shared the following story with us: “Yesterday I took a taxi, and at one point the driver got angry with me about something. And then, all of a sudden, he stopped himself and firmly said to himself: “Quiet!” “And then the driver proceeded to recite all […]

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