I had thought myself a seasoned parent, but the girl launched me on an entirely new learning curve.
“This is a world war between the culture of Israel and the culture of Edom.”
Giving from love vs giving from resentment Have you experienced the contrast of being the recipient of chesed from someone who gave with an open heart, and someone who didn’t? When the giver gives from a place of superiority, scorn, or resentment, it feels totally different to me. In fact, instead of creating love and Read more
Order in the playroom! I suppose it sounds oxymoronic to call for order in a playroom, something akin to witnessing the disorder of a basketball court in a courtroom (though considering the games sometimes played in a secular court, they might as well add that!). Nevertheless, during my young married life in suburbia, I wielded Read more
The Gansa Megilla As told to Plonis* My son loves to lain the weekly Parsha. This, I well appreciate, and delight in hearing him whenever he is home for Shabbos and finds a shul happy to take advantage of his services. After years of laining sporadically, he decided to read on Purim as well, and Read more
Independence Independence is an interesting concept. Something that I thought was a major and necessary accomplishment. As a young child it meant being able to master simple tasks on my own. As I grew into my teenage hood it meant masking rebelliousness with this concept. Every time I would try something new and exciting that Read more
You can read Part I of: Vaccines and Halacha, an Alternative View HERE. Long-term adverse effects Short-term monitoring of the vaccines has demonstrated that vaccines can sometimes have devastating effects on the central nervous system, the immune system and many vital organs of the body. Seizures, encephalopathy, asthma, and ‘unexplained deaths’ are just a few Read more
The Gift of Tears – by Yitta Klein It seems that some people are blessed with tremendous clarity about parenting, and raising children comes very easily for them. But then, there’s the rest of us. Leah, for example, always found raising children to be a real challenge. While she was extremely capable at her job Read more