Turn on Those Sad Songs

UPDATE: Tess returned at 5 a.m. Monday morning. Thanks for all your prayers and positive thoughts! I’m feeling sad tonight. I am sitting at the computer, reading blogs and starring out the window to see if my cat, Tess, will appear. She’s been gone for more than a day (including all last night). While she’s […]

A Book Giver’s Tale of World Book Night

Every once in a while I get to participate in something that is so amazing that I feel happy and blessed for hours and days afterwards. I am so fortunate to have had that experience yesterday by participating in World Book Night. Tens of thousands of people were chosen as book givers and went into […]

Observing Yom HaShoah: Holocaust Remembrance Day

6 million It’s hard for most of us to comprehend how big that number is and how many it represents. For most Jews, however, the figure 6 million always means one thing: the number of Jews killed in the Holocaust. Today, April 19, 2012, is Yom Hashoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day. It is a day […]

Strangers and Traveling Salespeople (and thanks a lot Walt Disney)

Once upon a time, there was a mother and a daughter who were at home when they heard a knocking at the door. Que the dog barking and the little girl running to the door to see who had come calling. … Okay, enough with the fairytale mentality. So this situation actually happened to me […]

What I’ve Learned Going Into Business With Myself

I’ve been working for myself for four weeks now and I love it. I feel like I’m finally in my true element. But that being said, it’s also been an adjustment. In fact, I learned a few lessons in my first four weeks — some lessons I knew, but were reinforced; and some of that surprised me. Today […]

Tips for Making Your Passover a Kid-Friendly Holiday

I wrote this post for Red Tricycle. It was published this past Monday, April 2.  The Jewish holiday of Passover (or Pesach) can be one of the most kid-friendly Jewish holidays of the year. There are many ways to get the young ones involved in the seder and still have a meaningful celebration for adults. This […]

Doesn’t God Listen to Little Children?

Sophie always has her share of curious questions. And being in a Jewish preschool, she has really taken on a new understanding of Judaism and God. She is starting to understand the concept of God and how we pray and ask for guidance. While I can typically handle most of Sophie’s religious and philosophical questions, one […]