Do it Yourself Goodbyes

Jul 6, 2016 by

“Daddy can fix anything,” my children brag, whenever I fail to manipulate a stubborn valve on my twelve-year-old’s clarinet or...

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Teach Your Children Diligently

Jun 21, 2016 by

People keep telling me “You are doing such a Mitzvah.” I do not share this to brag, but to deflect this praise which is not due me....

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Naming our Puppy: A Biblical T...

Jun 6, 2016 by

In Breishit, God parades all of the animals in front of the first human, Adam, who names them effortlessly according to the way they...

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Yom HaAtzmaut, One Family’s Ho...

May 12, 2016 by

Congratulations! You made it through all of the big feelings of Yom HaZikaron, and emerged into one of the best days of any small...

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Counting of the Omer

Apr 25, 2016 by

These days, with four small children in our house, I count a lot. I inventory lunches and shoes and loads of laundry. I track little...

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Inspired by Hannah: A Conversa...

Sep 10, 2015 by

I was ordained eight years ago in a beautiful and sacred ceremony.  Standing on the bimah before our beloved Rosh Yeshivah, bordered...

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Blurred Lines: The Role of a R...

Dec 18, 2013 by

Thanksgiving can be a great time to be with extended family. . . Especially when it isn’t your own. Even so it’s hard not to long for...

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