MY LATEST ONLINE ESSAYS:
Sally Says: Another Reason to Live Long and Well:
Buying new patio furniture- at age sixty- that is guaranteed for TWENTY years. It got me thinking....Read more here.
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 : This Shabbat the Angels Wept
An Israeli father, son, and daughter were massacred by a Palestinian terrorist as the family sat at their Sabbath table. The mother was gravely wounded.
So I wonder- were the Sabbath angels of peace still in the room when the innocents were murdered? More here.
Sally Says: Pack Poker Chips for a Peaceful Family Road Trip:
Reposting a top article from last summer- a simple strategy for successful road trips with kids. More here.
Proud to have an article featured in the Hebrew language media! In this essay I describe my experiences teaching Israeli students about Jewish life in America, something they know almost nothing about. If you can read Hebrew, check this out! Prefer the English version? Click 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!
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