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Sep 15, 2021, 8:41 AM
Abuse Part II: To Forgive or Not To Forgive? That is the Question!
After my last blog, in which I shared a letter (anonymously, of course) from a student who had been abused, many people have asked me to share and expound upon my response to this wonderful young woman. Seeing as...
Jul 1, 2021, 3:50 PM
Abuse: The Saddest Letter I Ever Received
One of the things that is hardest to balance in Judaism is the gap between the ideal and what happens in reality. For example: What does a child do regarding the Torah commandment of: “Honor thy father and mother”...
Sep 27, 2020, 3:07 PM
The Bright Side of Corona – Lessons We Can Learn On The Eve Of Yom Kippur
Yom Kippur is a day of introspection. It is a time to make a personal accounting (Cheshbon Hanefesh), and to learn lessons from past mistakes and experiences. But it’s not just about what needs fixing, it is also a...
Sep 2, 2020, 8:22 PM
Rosh Hashana: Love and Fear
It’s that time of year again. The one where we ask ourselves: “Where did I go wrong? How could I make all the same mistakes again? Why is it so hard to change?” What is the secret to really becoming...
May 25, 2020, 1:33 AM
My family and I just finished our personal Coronavirus episode, after seven out of eight of us tested positive two months ago. On Purim, which now seems like a lifetime ago, some of us came into contact with people...
Dec 8, 2019, 6:06 PM
Let’s Talk About Sex
Curiosity is a powerful human trait, and although on the surface they say that nothing catches people’s attention (and their clicks) like that three letter word, the truth is that there is something far deeper going on inside each...
Nov 25, 2018, 1:25 PM
I am a Jew. Plain and simple
No matter what kind of Jew you are, we have more in common than the trappings that divide us
Jun 17, 2018, 6:03 PM
Money, Money, Money, Must Be Funny… In A Rich Man’s World
Recently, I have been rethinking my positions and opinions about money, financial well-being, general well-being and happiness. I bumped into a wonderful old friend of mine the other day. She asked me if I had made any money off...
Apr 30, 2018, 8:54 PM
70 shots for 70 years — My unaltered photos of beautiful Israel
70 unaltered photographs of Israel -- its landscapes, creatures, people, and milestones
Jan 24, 2018, 8:22 PM
Finding the Balance
We live in such a complicated world, and it seems to be pretty off-kilter these days. Things often seem so unfair, unjust, untrue, unforgiving, uncaring, selfish, incorrect and immoral. To quote Shakespeare’s Macbeth,"Fair is foul, and foul is fair." I...
Teacher of Jewish Philosophy, Family Purity, and the Jewish take on dating and marriage; Mikveh Tour Guide; proud mother of 6 AMAZING kids; Rebbetzin; American Israeli who is in love with the Jewish People, Torah and Eretz Yisrael!