The 10 Plagues of 2022

The 10 Plagues of 2022

Reporting from a swamped Jerusalem Covid-testing site.

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The Felafel Seller’s Surprise for My Daughter

The Felafel Seller’s Surprise for My Daughter

Today my 16-year-old daughter was buying felafel in Tel Aviv’s Carmel Market when the seller said, “Oh, you finally came back!” And then he reached behind him and handed her a bag. “You were here in July, and forgot this!” Inside the bag were a beach volleyball, 2 pairs of goggles, 2 sun hats and […]

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When Your Child is Struggling: Changing Your Paradigm by Rabbi YY Jacobson

When Your Child is Struggling: Changing Your Paradigm by Rabbi YY Jacobson

This is a short yet incredibly powerful excerpt from a class given at a shabbaton for parents of kids on their own derech. The entire class was 2 hours long and despite it’s length, I listened to it non-stop, completely mesmerized. 2 hours of heart-felt chizuk for parents like me, of kids marching to the […]

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Shabbat shalom!🥰🔯

Shabbat shalom!🥰🔯 Read More

Being Sick Doesn’t Mean I have to be Miserable

Being Sick Doesn’t Mean I have to be Miserable

This meme has been the story of my last week and a half. My home has been a revolving door of this “SAFEK” epidemic circling the globe: one sick family member gets healthy only to be replaced by another healthy family member getting sick, and so on and so forth. Today and yesterday I was […]

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The Supermarket’s Surprising Delivery

The Supermarket’s Surprising Delivery

[This post is an oldie but goodie from 6 years ago] Yesterday morning I did a big shopping trip at the supermarket, and then I came home and waited for it to be delivered. I’ve done many deliveries over the years, and I’ve seen with my own eyes many of the things that can go […]

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