MY LATEST ONLINE ESSAYS: 

Kveller: 4 Tips for Leaving the Kids Behind & Switching into 'Couple Mode':

Every couple needs time alone, away from children. Yes, there are obstacles, but there are also solutions. Read more here.

Times of Israel : Stop Dancing in the End Zone

Jerusalem Day is a time to celebrate. But march through the Muslim Quarter of the Old City? No. History offers us a better model. Read more here.

TC Jewfolk: Making Safe Spaces

With poise, dignity, ethics, humility, and maturity beyond their years, these young soldiers protect Israel and her people. Read about them here. 

Welcome!  Israel, Jewish life, and parenting are the topics I love to write and speak about. My online essays have appeared in the Times of Israel, Kveller, TCJewfolk, and have been shared widely on social media. Hundreds of audiences in schools, churches and civic groups have heard me present a mainstream Jewish perspective on Israel and/or Judaism. I believe deeply in the power of words to educate, illuminate, and inspire.

I'm a native of the Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St. Paul), a wife, mother of seven (four by birth, three by marriage) and Nana to a rapidly growing number of grandchildren.

If you want to learn more about Israel's wonders and challenges, find inspiration in generation-to-generation Jewish life, or simply get some fresh ideas for great meals, you've come to the right place!

(Photographs on this site belong to Sally Abrams and may not be reproduced without permission.)