A lost diamond, a gaping black hole, and an inspiring Passover realization.
My father's enthusiasm for Passover was so contagious, that each member of our family approached the Seder in an emotional state approaching ecstasy.
Sometimes it's the small gestures that penetrate most deeply.
Life sure has changed, my little one, ever since you've joined the family.
This was my third pregnancy and it was going blissfully well. How things can change in an instant.
As I took care of my dying mother, a new bond was created.
Why is someone like me, staunchly Reform and secular, sending my kids to an Orthodox Jewish day school?
Because of my father's devoted love, I barely realized that I was missing a mother.
Polio makes you different. And at age ten, who wants to be different?
Watching Judge Lefkowitz balance the needs of four generations and a seat on the New York State Supreme Court was impressive, especially to her daughter.
Was I supposed to be stuck in town that weekend just for this purpose?
How my daughter's short life changed mine.
Our Chanukah candles shone extra-bright last year. That's because they were the only lights in our house.
As told to Chana (Jenny) Weisberg
The sudden loss of a pregnancy shakes the world of a young mother-to-be.
Somehow birthdays morphed into a day of doors closing behind me with a final thud.
I knew Bubby would be leaving this world soon, and I was determined to be with her before it happened.
Now I listen to Dad better than ever.
I did not stop praying for my miracle. I wanted my grandmother to dance at my wedding.
I thought if I could remain in control of every factor affecting my son's life, perhaps I could cure him.
Our patched-together family is in some ways like our kitchen table – a merging of two older tables shoved together.
It is possible not only to enjoy Passover cleaning, but to find it to be the most meaningful aspect of holiday preparation.
A daughter gives her dying mother the only thing she can: dignity.
For some people lighting the Chanukah candles is an unattainable yearning.
In my eyes, others stand astride a mountain while I look from a valley below. She wheels a baby, while I walk empty-handed.
It is when we are broken that we recognize God as our true home.
Marrying off three daughters in 14 months was just the lead up to grand finale.
My mother's tzimmes became a bridge from the past, connecting me to a rich and tasty heritage.
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.
Turning over those fresh new notebook pages can inspire more than just good grades.