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The One Thing I Noticed That Makes Me So Happy

So here we are, about two months into the roller coaster that is Aliyah, and we have so much to be grateful for… there is so much to talk about, but as a mother there is something clear and simple I have noticed that speaks volumes.

My kids have been freed.  

Let me explain.

I notice […]

By |October 9th, 2018|Aliyah, Israel|1 Comment

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Does God Make Mistakes?

I have a philosopher for a daughter. Four-year-old philosophers are the best. They ponder life in its most basic terms.

“Hashem (God) makes mistakes sometimes.”

That’s what she said to me at the dinner table one night. It was out of the blue and I was quite taken aback, or maybe caught off guard.

I replied too […]

What I Heard the Candles Say Tonight

I bet Chanukah in your home looks a lot like it does in ours.

Tonight, as on every night of Chanukah every year, and like millions of Jews before me for over 2,000 years, I sat up my Menorah and lit the lights with my family.

I started by twisting strands of cotton into wicks. You […]

By |December 27th, 2016|Chassidus|2 Comments

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Tuition: How Much for Chabad Schools in Be’er Sheva?

A few months ago a Google Drive Spreadsheet went viral amongst the diaspora Jewish community. You probably saw it – it was a crowd-sourced chart of tuition in Jewish schools around the world. It was terrifying.

In Israel almost all schools are fully funded by the government. Chabad schools have additional costs for added curriculum […]

By |November 1st, 2016|Aliyah|0 Comments

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