Gaza and West Bank

I was looking at a post about how people dressed when they met the President of the United States, and it made me laugh.  In my secular life, I lived in Miami, everyone was wearing very little, it was humid, and nobody cared.  Now in my more observant life, especially with children, I am more aware of how people present …

It.

Connections are purely a miracle, how we meet the people we meet, how we end up in the right place at the right time.  I love to hear stories of how people met, even how someone discovered their talent and gift, or found just the perfect job.  Nothing is coincidence, and this amazing article talks about just that. http://hevria.com/andreagrinberg/i-am-a-hypocrite-when-it-comes-to-marriage-advice/ In …

EVIDENCE

Everybody is an expert on social media, and like most people we all agree with what we agree with, and disagree what we disagree with, and do not open ourselves up to interact with the other side.  What I find fascinating also is that evidence and research is always discovering new things, and sometimes the new things discovered prove the …

Freedom of Choice and Expression

 Alan Silver     This is how the very big ‘Birkas Hakohenim’ looked like a short while ago… A true highlight of Pesach in Jerusalem. Now there will be the whole week of fun, many families are on vacation, there is no school, it is a new thing to me that this Passover time is like the holiday season from Thanksgiving …

Passover Lessons

  I love to learn, and every year as we retell the story of how the Jewish people became a nation, it is a lesson about self growth, letting go of ego, and to completely trust that everything is for the good.  It was fascinating to learn that there was not a specific reason that the Jews were slaves in …

Next Year In Jerusalem

If you know a Jewish person, then you know the connection to Israel runs deep, our ancestors said it, and we say it every year on Passover, it is our spiritual awakening, and the birth of the Jewish nation.  It is the only country in the world where a Jew can feel completely at home, everywhere else we are just …

Pass-ion

What a night, what a morning!  Last night all the kids took turns pushing all of our buttons, Thank God once they are asleep, they sleep deep until morning.  So this morning everyone listened nicely, and once I dropped them off to school I went online.  I saw a horrific post about how a Harvard student disrespected an Israeli speaker, …

What is your TRUTH?

Some say there is one truth, and maybe yes for each individual there is one truth.  As we go through life we get closer to our own truth, and live our life by different guidelines.  Even people who are from the same place, have same genes, religion, culture, and background sometimes have a different truth. I know my truth and …

Why is the world silent about innocent lives?

When Paris and Belgium were attacked, social media was united against cowards, terrorism, and the killing of innocent people.  Unfortunately when terrorist attacks happened in Turkey and Africa, as well as whole nations being wiped out by ISIS, the world is silent.  Yesterday in Israel a bus blew up, the attacker was in the back of the bus getting his …

This too shall pass

KIDS My mom is staying with us for the Passover holiday, and I was explaining her that when the kids whine or have a moment of insanity, my first instinct is to ignore and let it pass. It usually works, and if it does not work, then I have to deal with it and figure it out, but I really …