MY LATEST ONLINE ESSAYS: 

Sally Says: I'll Take Over-the-Top Every Time

Our house is a happy hub for cousin chaos. That suits us to a 'T'! 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 : Can You Handle Complexity?

 As we enter Israel’s milestone 70th birthday, I have a suggestion. Let’s give a fair and thoughtful read to something that falls well outside our own idealogical bubble. Not to marshall talking points. Not to argue. But to stretch our own ability to deal with complexity. Read more here.

Israel HaYom:

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!

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