It feels funny telling people that Lag b’Omer is my favorite holiday. I mean, officially it’s not even a holiday at all. It has no ‘halachos’, other than not saying tachanun, and it doesn’t even have the traditional signature foods that give the Yomim Tovim so much flavor. But, what can I say? There’s just Read more
Life in Israel
Note to self: always eat the food that Israelis offer you. Also, when you’re in a position to help, don’t inquire politely; just barge in.
Like Alice Through the Looking Glass, somehow a malfunction occurred in my Pesach outing plans, and I ended up tripping through the glass into the Land of Money.
We want to see kids develop themselves, not develop who you want them to be. We want to teach kids to get into the learning process, without worrying about the outcome.
We want our kids to continue learning Torah in a chareidi environment, just to also get the skills they need.
Sometimes, it can seem that the light is so covered over, so hidden under layers of dirt and decay. But I felt like God was saying all Shabbat: “Keep digging! Keep going! Sooner or later, you will hit the paydirt!”
Manny called the base and said he’ll come back, but he didn’t. The commanders called five times a day. Manny eventually gave himself up and did time in jail.
When you live with ‘the enemy’ day in day out, and when you remember that Arabs are also created in the image of God, you walk a path filled with confusion and doubt.
The Chofetz Chaim famously kept his suitcase by his door, in case Moshiach showed up and he’d have to jump on the boat to Israel.