My Challenging-Daughter Teshuva

My Challenging-Daughter Teshuva

I have a child who manages to press my buttons more than any other person in the universe (maybe because the things about her that bother me are the same things that make me cringe when I think of myself at her age…). So this week, in preparation for Yom Kippur, I did the 4 […]

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The Druse Man Who Discovered He’s Jewish this Rosh Hashana

The Druse Man Who Discovered He’s Jewish this Rosh Hashana

My daughter’s fateful encounter this Rosh Hashana at the ancient synagogue of Pekiin.  

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Buying PJs for My Soldier-to-Be

Buying PJs for My Soldier-to-Be

Yesterday afternoon my daughter made a party in the yard with some friends in honor of her enlistment into the IDF today, while I sat at the kitchen table furiously labeling markers and pencils “with Yoni W. 1st Grade” as if my life depended it. My tension level was more suited to a surgeon clamping […]

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My Big Boy’s 1st Day at Yeshiva

My Big Boy’s 1st Day at Yeshiva

My oldest son, 14-year-old Yoel, started yeshiva today. It’s a great yeshiva and I was thrilled when he got accepted. It felt like a dream come true. But several hours after leaving Yoel off there (we won’t be seeing him again for 10 whole days!) I am feeling a mixture of numb and blue. Dull […]

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The Worst Camping Trip Ever!

The Worst Camping Trip Ever!

Shabbat Shalom!!

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Interview with Rabbi Aryeh Nivin: Authentic Living and Maximizing Elul

Interview with Rabbi Aryeh Nivin: Authentic Living and Maximizing Elul

Here is an audio recording of the interview

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