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Sep 20, 2023, 7:03 PM
We live in a world where God, faith and spirituality are taboo; where religious books are being burned and desecrated; where religious people are often mocked as naïve, outdated, brainwashed or incapable of thinking for themselves; where believing in...
Jun 11, 2023, 3:56 PM
Look, but don’t touch?
The beauty and wisdom of Judaism is that it is super practical. Judaism does not believe in relying on miracles, tempting fate, nor in testing human nature and limits. It understands our humanity with all its foibles, temptations and...
Apr 30, 2023, 6:46 PM
Israel at 75: We All Want the Same Thing
No matter what the political, security/military, financial, religious and social climate seem to be like in Israel, one thing is for certain: As Jews, we all want the same thing. Don’t believe me, read on. We all want to...
Jul 5, 2022, 9:49 PM
The Family Purity ‘Scandal’ in Israel: An Open Letter to Guy Pines
Shalom Guy, allow me to introduce myself. I am a qualified Rabbanit/Rebbetzin who has been teaching Hilchot Niddah, the laws of Taharat HaMishpacha/Family Purity, for the past three decades. I have taught countless brides before their weddings, and accompanied...
Mar 21, 2022, 5:19 AM
I have been involved in Jewish education for nearly four decades in many different forms and formats. I have taught Jews of all ages, nationalities and streams of Judaism. I have heard and seen a lot of “types” of...
Dec 29, 2021, 4:44 PM
The truth hurts
I will admit that I am as shocked, horrified, dismayed, repulsed and saddened by the Chaim Walder tragedy, as everyone else. And I am definitely feeling a sense of TMI for myself and my family. I didn’t know Chaim...
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...
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!