Yesterday, Yakir had a really sweet musical performance at school. He told us about it for weeks, checking to make sure that we would be there (“It’s at 10:20 EXACTLY, Mommy. EXACTLY.”) and talking about the songs they would perform and the instruments he would play. It was a great performance and a lot of… Read More Another Bad Note for the Musically Challenged
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?
People often say that life is in the details. They said that it’s the little things that matter. While these statements make sense, it’s not always easy to illustrate them or to understand what type of impact they could have on our lives. Last week, while at a wedding of our friends’ son, I was… Read More The Echo After the Flash
My two oldest boys go to school 45 minutes south of our house in a program that I’ve written about a few times called Sussya. It’s a magical place that places a great deal of emphasis on molding the boys into upstanding, thoughtful, generous people. At the same time, they teach the kids all about… Read More Lessons Learned at the Lone Tree
I love ceramic mugs. Just love them.And I don’t mean store bought cups with emblems or school colors. I mean mugs handmade in a little studio off the beaten path by a funky, earthy woman. Usually one with cool scarves, a nose ring and a lot of jewelry.These are the mugs I love.But I’ve found over… Read More My Imperfect Cup Runneth Over