Queen Elizabeth’s Mitzvah

Queen Elizabeth’s Mitzvah

A beautiful and supremely fitting tribute to the late Queen by an Orthodox member of Parliament. This reminds me of the importance, at times, of doing things not because I want to, or like to, or even understand why I should. Some times, as Queen Elizabeth exemplified, I should do things because it is my […]

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Our Tearful Shabbat Guest

Our Tearful Shabbat Guest

This past Friday we hosted guests from an upscale tourist company, the kind of company that caters to VIPs. In a few weeks they’ll be sending us a couple who, for example, will be arriving in Israel by private jet. This is a bit nerve-wracking for me. Since we aren’t the Waldorf Astoria. We are […]

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Queen Elizabeth, the Imperfect Mother

Queen Elizabeth, the Imperfect Mother

Forgiving Queen Elizabeth, and forgiving ourselves. Shabbat shalom!

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Queen Elizabeth II and the Jews

Queen Elizabeth II and the Jews

I, like millions around the globe I’m sure, were shocked and saddened to hear that Queen Elizabeth passed away this evening. Many of those millions, like me, have gotten to know the Queen as a human being and wife and mother and monarch through watching “The Crown.” All of us Crown viewers learned that Queen […]

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My Queens Cemetery Hop

My Queens Cemetery Hop

Last Thursday, early in the morning, I took a train from Baltimore to New York in order to visit several graves. What prompted this first trip to New York City in 25 years? And what prompted me to visit those specific graves that I’d never visited before? Well, I had a flight out of Newark […]

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If Hashem had a Refrigerator

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Kol Dichfin, Come and Eat Bagels

Kol Dichfin, Come and Eat Bagels

A remarkable initiative at Goldies Bagels of Columbia, Missouri.

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Miracle

Miracle

In Hebrew, the word Mi-rac-le means “Who? Only God.”

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The Power of Your Smile

The Power of Your Smile

Shavua tov!

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Wanted: Cleaning Help

Wanted: Cleaning Help

Here’s how I got a flood of responses to my want ad for cleaning help. Shabbat shalom

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