Category Archives: Jewish

Friday Fictioneers: Let My People Go!

It’s been weeks since I’ve been able to participate in Friday Fictioneers, and oh how I’ve missed it! Each week I see the prompt, and have had to leave it waiting. I knew I would not have time to reciprocate … Continue reading

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The Jerusalem Synagogue Attack- Let’s Talk Truth.

Warning: graphic image included in this post.  Today, as I do every Tuesday, I was sitting with a man who is dying. Each week I volunteer at Hospice House, and I have had the honor (and it is truly, the greatest … Continue reading

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Sparkle on the Water, Dust in the Wind

I am making another effort for the Friday Fictioneers… which, thanks to the patient assistance of Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, the creator of FF, and Amy over at The Bumble Files, I think I finally understand. The photo prompt comes out on … Continue reading

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The New Year: A Time for Reflection, Change, and a Gas Mask

Last night we welcomed the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, with a full house, at worship services.  There was much singing; everyone arrived in their High Holy Day finest; and our Rabbi shared thoughts and words that were deeply meaningful … Continue reading

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The Proof Is Not Always In the Pudding….

I had a great conversation this week with some sharp and articulate moms. It was not the first time I’d had this particular conversation, and not the first time I’d seen other parents raise their eyebrows and look doubtful, as … Continue reading

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Posted in Aging, Awareness, Blog, bullying, Daily Observations, Education, Honest observations on many things, Israel, Jewish, Judaism, Life, Mothers, Musings, News, Tales From the Motherland, Teens | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 25 Comments

For Love.

The jet lag continues, a week after my return.  I’m still having a hard time staying up past 7pm, and I’m waking at 4-5 AM; ouch! Add a bad cold to the mix, and it has not been a smooth … Continue reading

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Posted in Adventure, Awareness, Beautiful places, Blog, Honest observations on many things, Israel, Jewish, Judaism, Life, Mothers, Musings, My world, Parenting, Personal change, Tales From the Motherland, travel, Women, Women's issues, Wonderful Things, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

Hummus or Hamas, They’re Not the Same Thing

  For the record, humus and Hamas are not the same thing. That may seem obvious: one is a yummy chickpea-tahini spread, that is on or served with practically everything in Israel, and the other is an Islamic fundamentalist group … Continue reading

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Posted in Adventure, Beautiful places, Blog, Blogging, Daily Observations, Honest observations on many things, Humor, Israel, Jewish, Judaism, Life, Musings, My world, Tales From the Motherland, travel, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 30 Comments