Structure or Flexibility

We really need both because it is not possible to operate solely in one realm.  We live in a multi-dimensional world, there are two sides to every story as well as everything in between. The only thing we can do is look inward, be straightforward, and keep moving forward. What am I talking about? Every situation and person in life. …

Thank You For Speaking The Truth

Farhana Rahman is Muslim, and she speaks the truth about Israel:   Rabbi Manis Friedman talks about the secret of raising children, and this is the real truth.   Truth about the birthing of a mother:   There really is only one truth, Maybe if we all start listening to each other, Opening up ourselves to listen, Know our own truth …

What is right for what kid?

As a parent the conversations are endless, which is the best school, extracurricular activities, sports, music, dance, swimming, and there is so much more.  It is interesting that we all come from different backgrounds and upbringing and feel different things are more important.  I think what a child needs most is our undivided attention, unconditional love and support, as well …

Confidence

  Today we keep celebrating the birthday of my baby, he turned four a few days ago, and we will keep celebrating at his school, with his Safta, his grandma on my husbands side, and all the way until the lunar day of his birth in a few weeks.  He was born five weeks early and I think he was …

Patriarchy, Beauty Pageant, and Genocide

What do these three things have in common?  It is the fascinating story of Esther that the Jewish holiday Purim is about.  Yes, we celebrated it last week, but I am still reading an amazing version of Megilla that was originally written in Ladino, http://www.abebooks.com/Meam-Loez-Torah-Anthology-Book-Esther/1398367243/bd. I have had a relaxing Shabbat, starting with a beautiful dinner in our home with …

Political Unity and Moral Clarity

These are the words that the Prime Minister of Israel says in the video above. This is the only way to stand together against the attacks happening all over the world.  The holiday Purim that we just celebrated for a couple of days is all about unity.  Jews were scattered all over and were empowered to join together for their …

Purim all day long

So much fun having Purim in our synagogue with the kids, they had this amazing fire performer, who afterwards was showing the kids how he did it and let them touch the fire sticks.  My husband had to leave early, so we ended up walking home at 10pm, it was awesome, so many parties and costumes all around town.  I …

Tonight is the Night

My family always goes to our shul on Purim, it is perfect for kids, low key, fun entertainment, free admission,.and all the extras are a great price, so you can give your multiple kids a good time. I love the deeper meaning of things, and what is interesting about the story of Purim is that God’s name is not mentioned …

Purim all night long

  On Purim, we party all night long, and so do our kids.  We listen to the story of Esther, all the kids are in costumes, there are games, food, performances, and music.  After the kids go to sleep the adult parties begin, they are part celebration and part ceremony, where the Megilla is read each hour so every Jew …