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
Yesterday, I was at the park with a friend. She mentioned that her daughter is part of a rotating group on Shabbat that babysits for a disabled child. In order to help the parents to get a break, they have set up a rotation and various 13 year old girls come by to babysit each… Read More The Giants Among Us
Many people in our lives are undoubtedly having trouble focusing on just about anything other than the Frankls. Since Yarden’s post last night, people have been turning to us left and right to ask what they can do. Realizing before they ask that there is probably nothing to do, per se, they still want to… Read More What You CAN Do for the Frankls
The first and last time that I gave blood was in 1989. I was a senior in high school and I remember that I gave blood and then went to sit outside with some friends before our next class started. The next thing that I knew, there was a pole very inconveniently behind my head… Read More Stepping Out of the Comfort Zone
Before Matan’s bar mitzvah, we discussed with him that he needed to put aside a certain amount of money for tzedakah (charity). We weren’t sure, however, where he should direct that charity. Matan offered one idea, primarily because it’s the only charity he really knows much about. I hesitated. There is nothing wrong with that… Read More It IS About The Bike…and So Much More
Maybe a year ago, when Yarden and Stella were being asked all the time what people could do for them, Yarden decided to turn the tables…on us. He very sweetly wrote a blog, explaining that the Frankls really didn’t need much of anything at that point. But boy could those Sussmans and their “dozens” of… Read More An Hour Away From the Storm
A few days ago, Matan came home and declared that he wanted to run the 10K at the Jerusalem marathon…and that he wanted to do so for SHALVA. Now, Matan started running about a year ago and he’s completed a few 5K runs. We’ve been very impressed with his initiative and commitment and have cheered… Read More Go Ahead – Prove Me Wrong!