education

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 […]

I Don’t Want My Kids to Hate Muslims

The second intifada broke out when I was a spaced-out little kid, living in Canada. I remember being called in to school-wide assemblies to pray for the safety of our Jewish brethren in Israel. At recess we kids gathered in hushed tones to share horror stories that we had overheard about the scary Arabs. “Arab” […]

By |January 31st, 2017|Israel|0 Comments

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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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