In 2003, there was a massive blizzard in the Washington DC area and we weren’t able to get our cars out..or do much of anything…for at least a week. It was great fun, as we lived in a neighborhood with many friends and we played in the street, build snowmen and had a great time… Read More Lookout! A Wedding!
Recently, I worked to equip myself with the tools, once again, to protect myself and my family as I go to the grocery store, bring my kids to their basketball practices, go out to work and attempt to live what should be an ordinary and peaceful day, each day, as a working mom raising six… Read More Caliber 3: Anti Terror Trifecta
This article was published on the Times of Israel blog. I’m posting it here just so that I’ll have it! See the original here: http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/ill-carry-your-bags/ The Nefesh B’Nefesh flight just took off, filled with 32 families, 95 children, 53 singles and 12 IDF Lone Soldiers. 11 years ago at this exact moment – that was us.… Read More I’ll Carry Your Bags
This article was published last night on the Times of Israel website. I’m posting it here for those who don’t see Facebook and to have in my records. ***************************************** We haven’t seen our ninth grade son for a few days, as he’s off on an amazing adventure for the week with his yeshiva. So, when… Read More Unity Through Tears: Remembering Our Boys
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!
I stare at the blank screen and all I see is tears. My tears are staining my hands as I write, staining my shirt, staining the keyboard. We are a people who has endured and endured and endured. And risen again. But it doesn’t get any easier. Ever. They were taken from under our noses.… Read More The Right to Live
Our lives here in Israel absolutely crack me up at times. I’ve written many times about the youth group, Bnei Akiva, which the kids join in 4th grade. Matan and Yehuda are very active in it and they participate every Tuesday afternoon, every Shabbat afternoon and a number of other times during the year when… Read More Tales from the Clueless Bnei Akiva Mom
Here is one of my favorite pictures. It’s from Matan’s bar mitzvah in April. Stella has moved on to the stars. Funeral today at 11 in Neve Daniel. May she be appreciated in Shemayim as much as she was by all of us. Love you my dear friend, Stella If you enjoyed the post, please… Read More Goodbye My Rockstar
מה שאתם יכולים לעשות למען משפחת פרנקל אנשים רבים בסביבתנו מתקשים להסיר ממחשבותיהם את המצב של משפחת פרנקל. מאז שירדן פרסם אמש את ההודעה שלו, אנשים רבים פונים אלינו ושואלים כיצד הם יכולים לעזור. זאת, למרות שהם מבינים לבדם שאין כל כך מה לעשות, אבל הם שואלים כי הם בכל זאת רוצים להושיט יד תומכת,… Read More מה שאתם יכולים לעשות למען משפחת פרנקל
14 years. They’ve been awesome years, but it’s still been 14 years since Josh and I have gone away by ourselves for more than one night. We’ve jumped through hoops here and there to escape the chaos for a few hours when a child was done nursing and the next one hadn’t yet arrived. But… Read More The Rhodes to a Long Awaited Vacation