A few years ago, one of our kids was working on an extra-credit school assignment which entailed getting the hand print and foot print of each member of the family. When it came time for one of the kids to put his hand in the paint, he told me that he didn’t want to. “Oh… Read More Surprises From The Son With Sensory Issues
With 1300 pictures from our recent trip to Africa, we certainly have a lot to admire and enjoy. My 15 year old is a serious photographer with a great camera and our bar mitzvah boy got a very nice new camera for the occasion; the pictures that they took are breathtaking. But few pictures made… Read More When Yakir Found His Match in a Zebra
This article first appeared here. I love the video below created by IsraelLife about three roommates (wait until the end for the third!) making Guided Aliyah with Nefesh B’Nefesh. In today’s world of Israel-bashing college kids and Jews who are either scared to show their Jewishness or embarrassed by it, these are proud Jews and proud… Read More Can I Be My Own Hero?
Our safari started on a Monday morning, as the two enormous jeeps whirled into our hotel to collect us. We were on our way and were all very excited. It was about a four hour drive to the Ngorongoro Crater, and along the way, we saw many small Tanzanian towns and were able to observe… Read More Hakuna Matata! No Worries on Safari
The last two months have certainly had a lot of excitement for my family, but I still made plenty of time for reading! So, let’s jump right in with my recommendations. I would love to hear your thoughts and suggestions as well. Books I Loved I read some outrageously incredible books this time. The first… Read More Romi’s Reading Round-Up: November and December 2017
We just returned from a two-week trip to Tanzania with our six sons. While I was very nervous and unsure about this crazy adventure before we set out, I can’t put into words what a dream come true it was now that we’ve returned. I’m sure I’ll have more to say in the coming days,… Read More Flying on a Wing and a Prayer
I’m always looking for interesting and meaningful places to go in Israel, either with my kids or with family when they visit. I’ve known about Susan’s House for years, but I hadn’t found the time to visit until now. Before Amichai’s bar mitzvah, with a few family members in town, we finally made our way… Read More From Susan’s House to Yours
It’s not surprising that I find myself sentimental the week of Amichai’s bar mitzvah. Each milestone in our lives is, of course, significant and becomes a time for reflection. I find that Amichai’s life, in particular, creates more reflection for me as it signifies our Aliyah and the ways that we have changed and grown… Read More Our Son Lives in Strength
This article first appeared on the Nefesh B’Nefesh website where I was honored to share these ideas. Every year Lech Lecha gets me thinking. It is, after all, our life story. Anyone who has made Aliyah can relate to Avraham being told by Hashem to leave everything he’s ever known and to go to the Land… Read More Lech Lecha Is….
I had a busy two months of reading and I realized, after looking over this list, that I read some truly fantastic novels this time. I have wonderful things to recommend, so I hope you will enjoy! Books I Loved The Nix by Nathan Hill: I had no idea what to expect when I started… Read More Romi’s Reading Round-Up: September-October 2017