daf yomi, learning

1000 Days of Trying

1,000 days. What can you accomplish in 1,000 days? 1,000 days is approximately the time that it takes to go from the beginning of a pregnancy to handling a 2-year-old. It’s the time it takes to develop from a short, awkward 10-year-old to becoming a slightly taller, still awkward bar mitzvah boy. It’s almost enough… Read More 1000 Days of Trying

Israel, Israel experience

War, Again

On Fridays I usually don’t look at my phone much. So, when my soldier called about an hour before Shabbat, I was thrilled to talk to him about mundane things. He was staying on base for Shabbat, as planned the week before, and I had a normal conversation with him, asking about his week. Towards… Read More War, Again

beauty, body image, body love, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue

You Got It Right, Sports Illustrated

Today’s series of WhatsApp messages from my traveling husband started with: I have no idea why I just bought the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue for my wife. But bought I did, as requested. You might ask: Why, exactly, is a 50-year-old modestly dressed mom requesting only this one thing on her husband’s return from the… Read More You Got It Right, Sports Illustrated