Like so many of you, I’m a working mom trying to juggle it all — my kid, my job, and, you know, my life. This year, during these most holy days, I was inspired to write a working parents’…version of the Ashamnu, an alphabetic acrostic of our collective transgressions, which is part of the public confession we recite during Yom Kippur. This year, 5779, I strive to acknowledge my wrongdoings, to do better by my little guy and my family, and to forgive myself and others more. For the sin of not acknowledging… >> Read More
We seriously can't stop schepping nachas: Last night, at the 70th Annual Emmy Awards, our favorite show, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, won a whopping 8 (yes, 8!) awards.
The Amazon series — which…revolves around Midge Maisel (Rachel Brosnahanan), a fiery 1950's Jewish housewife on the Upper West Side who, after splitting with her unfaithful husband, pursues her dream of being a standup comedian. (Her new career possibly comes at the expense of her parenting technique — or lack thereof — but that's a subject for another time.) The… >> Read More
My daughter, 7, just started a new year of religious school. Although she doesn’t enjoy every moment — I mean, does any kid?! — she is genuinely excited about it, especially since she bonded…with her Hebrew School friends at camp this summer. This is her third year of formal Jewish education, and she can now do things such as sing the Shema and read and write most of her alef bet. She knows our important holidays and loves talking about what nugget of Jewish history or tradition she’s… >> Read More
Jewish holidays are generally synonymous with large bounties of food and wine. But on Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year, we fast to atone for our sins.
Abstaining from food and drink for…roughly 24 hours can be challenging — especially after a week of stuffing your face with leftover Rosh Hashanah delicacies. (Brisket sandwiches! Cold kugel for a midnight snack!) So, we asked nutritionists for tips on the best and healthiest way to prepare for the fast, which this year starts Tuesday evening and ends Wednesday night.… >> Read More