As you opened the page just now you may have found yourself saying, “Wait a minute! This doesn’t look like Romi’s blog!” And indeed, you would be right. I’ve been annoyed with Blogger for ages, and finally decided to do something about it. I was extremely apprehensive, however, to take a chance with 13 years… Read More My New Baby…Sort Of
Today is our Bar Mitzvah Aliyahversary. Nefesh B’Nefesh asked me to share a few words about what our Aliyah means to us 13 years later. Here is what I had to say, which you can also find on Facebook. ‘Mommy, can we make Aliyah again?’ These were the words my four-year-old asked for months after… Read More Mazal Tov On Our Bar Mitzvah!
“If someone told you a year ago that you’d both be here about to get acupuncture, would you have ever believed them?” “Beth,” I began, “I can beat that. If someone said 20 years ago that I’d be living in Israel and raising six kids…My life seems to be filled with actions and outcomes that… Read More In Sickness & In Health
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
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!
Typically, as we are trying to put the kids to bed, Yakir comes up with some deep idea or some gripe that simply must be aired at that exact second. Last night was one such night. Here is how it went. “Ok sweetie, get into bed.” “And one other thing,” he begins, even though he… Read More Mommy, There Are No Locks On Da Doors
It’s time again to talk about books! I’ve been reading a lot of interesting ones lately and I’m exciting to share with you. So, let’s begin. Books I Loved I knew I would love The Two Family House by Lynda Cohen Loigman and I wasn’t disappointed. I love books that are set… Read More Romi’s Reading Round-Up for April and May
I’ve read many accounts of the Six Day War, as I’m sure many of you have, but I’ve never read a first- person account – until now. Rabbi Emanuel Feldman’s 50th anniversary edition of his book, The 28th of Iyar, is an excellent addition to the canon of literature about this pivotal moment in history.… Read More A Snapshot Into History
Shavuot is in a few days, and you know what that means. Time for my Shavuot nails. I was actually considering not getting my nails done in such a fancy way and just getting a regular manicure, but Josh thought that the kids would be so disappointed and I should do it for them. What… Read More Miracles Just Below the Surface (and an Awesome Manicure)
Josh and I had such a gloriously fantastic day today. My office very generously gives us the day off for Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day), and this year we took full advantage of that opportunity. We left first thing in the morning and headed for the city. We wanted to enjoy the vibrancy that is modern… Read More The Ancient to Modern Story of Jerusalem