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?
Last night, we made plans to take all six kids out for their grades, but in the end, only three came with us (teenagers, they are so busy!) We went to Beit Hakivun, a restaurant we’ve never been to before. It’s on the bike path at the Old Train Station and we’ve walked by it… Read More Light Up the Night
As many of you know, I’m the main representative female of the species for my sons. Of course, they interact with other women and girls; but they get most of their understanding of how the whole girl world works from me. Talk about pressure. And I’m not the most girly-girl out there, so they know… Read More The Gel That Binds
We interrupt my typically heavy blog posts, and the meaningful ones, for something completely fluffy. Weeks ago, I came across an article about a company called Morf. They had an idea for a shirt that can be worn 24 different ways. Their Kickstarter campaign went through the roof, raising $131,089 for the project. This was… Read More Morf Your Way Into Fun Fashion
I barely slept on Saturday night and only managed to get about four hours of sleep. Some people can function on that little – I can’t. So Sunday morning when I woke up groggy and kvetchy Josh said, “So maybe you’ll take a nap this afternoon.” And I had to laugh. Who has time for… Read More The Nap That Wasn’t
It’s the morning after the party and we are all still on a high. Pictures coming soon. But here is my speech from last night. I would share Yehuda’s speech, but it’s in Hebrew! Enjoy mine… We feel very fortunate to find ourselves, ten and a half years after Aliyah, in a place filled with… Read More A Glimpse of the Snow-Mitzvah Fun!
This week we stayed in a cave. No, we didn’t turn into the Flintstones and decide to sleep on the ground with rocks for pillows. Far from it.Israel is so filled with out-of-the-way and truly unique finds. It’s one of the things that I simply relish. When I plan a family vacation in Israel, I… Read More A Modern Cave Woman
At least 15 years ago, I found one of my favorite articles of clothing. It’s a zip-up pair of footie pajamas. No – not for the kids or the babies – but for me. Now, I know these have become all the rage now, but they weren’t 15 years ago. And I had a pair.… Read More Batman Strikes..in His Footie Pajamas
In 1993, when I was on a program in Israel called Project Otzma, we went to the Dead Sea and to Ein Gedi. And I believe that this is the last time that I’ve been to Ein Gedi. Ein Gedi, for those who don’t know, is a nature reserve right along the coast of the… Read More Part of the Team
Yakir is about the huggiest kid I’ve ever met. I know most kids like to be hugged and loved – but this guy is amazing. He enjoys curling up in my arms and squeezing; he loves to cuddle with me when he drinks his bottle and as he’s going to sleep; and he will stop… Read More The Balancing Act