Sometimes the longest journey is the journey home.
A tale about a father and son who plan a Bar Mitzvah celebration in a ravaged Polish village in 1946.
Shaindel is schizophrenic and homeless -- and a beloved fellow Jew.
My battle with a halogen light fixture.
I have become an expert in tiredness, and I need at least nineteen more words to express all its different aspects.
The mother of a terror victim grapples with a meaningful way to commemorate her son's birthday.
A mother's passing and a son's bar mitzvah create an emotional whirlwind when both run into each other.
The world is divided into two kinds of people: those who fear getting older and those who do not.
Memories from age 8 shed light on a deep spiritual truth: You will be judged the way you judge others.
I don't know about you, but keeping my kids happy on Sundays is a major challenge.
A child's perspective is clear and pure, unclouded by "experience" and cynicism. If we allow ourselves, we can learn much from a child's wide-eyed view of life.
Do we really need another parenting class? Isn't it enough to just follow our instincts?
"I could always tell my parents about mistakes I made because no matter what, I knew they would always love me."
"It's not about the bills, it's not about the bills," intones the mother, as the family gets revved up planning a meaningful Bar Mitzvah experience for the first born son.
A visit to Las Vegas shows up the seductiveness of illusion, and reinforces that there is no place like home.
Parents of kids who fight, forget their bathing suit and crumple their schoolwork sometimes need to be reminded that their kids are "normal."
We read inspirational books to reassure ourselves that kind and caring people still exist. Yet, so easily, we could be one of them.
Little league has a bad rap -- frustrated coaches, over-invested parents and damaged kids -- but it is possible for it to generate a healthy Jewish experience.
Call me Scrooge. Call me the Grinch. I hate (or rather, as we say around our house, I'm not fond of) the summer.
I was flipping through one of those women's magazines that no one ever admits to reading when an ad caught my eye.
Carpooling may be a nuisance, but it shows your children you truly care about their education.
Children will go on to forge lives of their own, but the relationship with your spouse is forever. It fosters growth like no other relationship can.
As a teenage daughter leaves home, one mother panics, takes stock and lets go.
As she crosses the threshold from her teens into adulthood, a young woman takes stock of who she has to thank for her confidence and love of life.
An obsession with dieting is not a Torah value, but neither is preoccupation with food. The challenge is striking a balance in today's fat-conscious world.
What is it with adolescent girls and shopping? One mother's battle for perspective.
Meeting a real Jewish hero reminds us that we all have the power to make our dreams a reality - and the world a better place.
Jewish feminism doesn't mean wanting to be a man. It means thanking God for creating you perfectly female.
Quality time is a myth. Yes it sometimes happens, but scheduling it is impossible.
Trying out the new anti-wrinkle cream while pondering how aging can be beautiful.
"Why am I a nervous wreck?" A planned trip to Israel becomes an unexpected test of faith.
A dedicated anti-exerciser gets on the treadmill – and can't get off.
Kids start to learn about the Creator of the world from their own creators – mom and dad.
I had a house, and then I had children. Preserve your sanity and let go of your attachment of the physical world.
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