Jul 28 2014
Making Aliyah in the Midst of a War
I moved to Israel last week with four kids, ages 5 to 12, right before they stopped most flights to Israel. Over the last month, while Israel had fallen on tumultuous times, I had been running my own Operation Protective … Continue reading
Apr 14 2014
Exodus From Our Dream Home to Our Homeland
My dream house just went on the market. It has chocolaty hardwood floors, quaint beaded board in the dining room, an oversized family room and even a custom kosher kitchen that looks like it just popped out of Pinterest. It’s … Continue reading
Apr 17 2013
So, This is 40
So, this is 40. This morning, I woke up too early, in a dark and peaceful house. Once the haze of sleep began to lift, it dawned on me: Today is my 40th birthday. More precisely, it’s my Hebrew birthday. My secular birthday … Continue reading
Apr 27 2012
Friday Night: The Key to a Good Challah
I found myself up at the crack of dawn, elbow-deep in challah dough and determined to make a challah–in the shape of a giant key!
Nov 23 2011
Thanksgiving, Sort of Like Shabbat
Thanksgiving: The holiday where the rest of Americans learn what it’s like to make Shabbat every week.