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Bassi Gruen

Bassi Gruen is a licensed social worker, a professional writer, and the editorial director of Targum Press. She''s published hundreds of articles in numerous Jewish publications. Bassi is the author of "A Mother'',s Musings", a collection of stories about the challenges and joys, the fears and the hopes of motherhood. She lives with her husband, her children, and her dreams in Beitar Illit.
Sometimes

Sometimes

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It's mundane. It's magical. It's motherhood.


Rebuilding after Destruction

Rebuilding after Destruction

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How one man reacted when his only son was murdered.


Nothing's been the Same

Nothing's been the Same

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Life sure has changed, my little one, ever since you've joined the family.


Black Friday in Wal-mart

Black Friday in Wal-mart

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They came to shop and ended up killing.


Oblivious to the Music

Oblivious to the Music

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Would you notice one of the world's greatest violinists playing in the midst of rush hour?


Hide and Seek

Hide and Seek

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Suddenly, my son and I were once again embroiled in a power struggle.


What Empty Nests are Filled With

What Empty Nests are Filled With

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On that Friday night, I got a vision of how I want my nest to look when it is no longer filled with little ones.


Among the Blessed

Among the Blessed

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Must we first be denied a gift in order to feel gratitude upon receiving it?


Daddy, Don't Leave Us

Daddy, Don't Leave Us

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When was the last time we begged our Father to bring us back home?


Uncork the Love

Uncork the Love

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It's easy to love when there's no anger, no defiance, no impatience. But what happens when they start growing up?


My Mother's Cough

My Mother's Cough

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Every time I hear it, my heart lifts. My mother is near and I am safe.


A Kiss from Above

A Kiss from Above

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Don't wait for a near miss with a bus to realize that God is guiding your every step.


Of Fares and Fairness

Of Fares and Fairness

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What you see is often not what you get.


Eleven Fingers

Eleven Fingers

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It's not about give and take; it's about give and give.


The Stolen Hour

The Stolen Hour

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They were stealing the only hour in the entire week that was mine.


Rebuilding after Destruction

Rebuilding after Destruction

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How one man reacted when his only son was murdered.


Stranger on the Hospital Stairs

Stranger on the Hospital Stairs

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As the Jewish nation defends its very existence, grief and pain surround us. It all stems from one source.


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