self? This seems to be the mode we’re in now. Defending ourselves. Here I am as a Modern Orthodox Zionist woman, having to send out notices about our mikveh’s policy because of a power-hungry man who thought himself above G-d’s laws. And here is an article about defensible borders for Israel. All the garbage about … More defensible borders, or when did you stop beating your
Our grandson answers immediately when asked “How old are you?” “Two.” He’s very smart. Give the people what they want and they’ll give you what you want. I am happy to have something wonderful to focus on. That’s all I want. I took a lot of photos of the festivities and then spent a lot of … More birthday party day
oh joy The season you were born in can affect your mood NEHA KARL TUESDAY, 21 OCTOBER 2014 Researchers have found that your mood and personality may be influenced by something out of your control – your birthday. A team of scientists from Semmelweis University in Hungary have found that when someone is born can … More is it the opposite in australia?
D#1 called the other night shortly after having a nice long conversation. She had a funny story to convey. She was attempting to bake something and had forgotten one of the ingredients, even though she had been to a variety of stores a zillion times that day. Her daughter, our biggest (and clearly, smartest) granddaughter, … More missing an ingredient? no problem!
Perhaps just as important as going through the day of Yom Kippur, with all its introspection, is the wrap-up afterwards. After all, what’s the good of a heshbon hanefesh, “accounting of the soul”, without a follow-through? (See this for a discussion how the Mussar movement made this a daily activity). So what do I remember now? … More catching the waves
With apologies to the movie that’s coming out, but not really. Certainly to the original book. Yesterday was a very full day in the life of this rabbi and his household, meaning me, from start to finish. He was up very early in the dark morning to go to services, which are one-half hour earlier … More alexander and the not-so-very much mundane day