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I Am Nobody Else!

I remember last July when I left my position as the education director at a Conservative synagogue. I went from knowing what was my weekday routine to having to create it from scratch. I had no website. No book (just … Read More

Rotten Roots!

Bal Tashchit, in Hebrew, referring to the mitzvah of not destroying. Most of us naturally will think of our environment. Instead, I am referring to our souls. I have always regarded myself as a lucky person—for countless reasons, one of … Read More

Let freedom ring!

Let freedom ring! That’s how I feel right now as I’m putting the last touches for our Seder tonight. I made my gefiltefish (from scratch, if my mother-in-law was alive today she would be grinning from ear to ear seeing … Read More

All Else Is Hametz

Passover is one of my most favorite holidays, not because the immense cleaning that takes place beforehand… or the overpriced kosher for Passover items that we have to purchase. And it’s not my favorite holiday because of the fun Seder … Read More

Whole But Yet Split

My heart is full yet torn to two. Can it be? Can you be fully satisfied, fully content, yet fully sad??  A stay in Israel that I cherish, a visit with my parents, sisters, brother, their families and friends that … Read More

Where are you?

Where are you? I’m writing this blog as I’m sitting in the LA airport waiting for my flight to Israel. Where am I? Eicha? So often our lives are so busy with the tasks that we have to do; the … Read More