Gift of Life

Ezra needs a donor who's a perfect match. You may be his miracle.

Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Sophia's Story

The diagnosis was devastating, but we needed to stop mourning our daughter who was still alive and begin living with SMA.

Stuck in the City

Dear readers, where should we move to?

My Purim Costume Fantasy

This year, finally, my family will join the ranks of those paragons of virtue, those models of creative efficiency: The Ones with the Themes.

Hearts of the Fathers

Since the divorce, my ex-husband won't have anything to do with our sons. Is it wrong to hope for a miracle?

Sick of Being Sick

Who’s running this show, anyway?

Father of the Bride

We were marrying off our eldest daughter. Why was I feeling so much pain?

Spark of Hope

Cancer I could laugh at. It was remission that was so difficult.

Sukkot's Healing Hug

In these unstable and scary times, the sukkah gives us a reassuring message.

A Yom Kippur Question

I was floored. There wasn't one doctor in the whole hospital willing to help us.

My Special-Needs Sister

I want my friends to know that it’s okay to be different.

The Ladies Auxiliary

My grandmother and the terribly hot summer in Brooklyn.

At the Bottom of the Pool

Was that my precious child lying motionless in the water?


A bereaved mother’s perspective on the Three Weeks.

Some Hurts Don't Heal

The greatest blessing comes between two friends.

In My Father's World

My father's love asserted itself in distinctive ways.

Bat Mitzvah Reflections

A letter to my daughter upon her Bat Mitzvah.

Bringing Judaism Home

Add boiling water and watch love grow.

A Sacred Remembrance

Shavuot was the day my grandmother arrived in Auschwitz.

When Mommy Stopped Driving

When the doctor delivered the news, we were abashed and afraid. How much time did we have?

Me and My Boys

The question no one asks: "What was it like to get divorced with two children still in diapers?"

My Lost iPod Cable

In Egypt, the Jewish people were hanging on by a tiny thread. So was I.

Passover's Magic

Passover is coming and I have entirely missed the point.

Unmasking God’s Love

This Purim, grab a piece of God's unconditional love, and dance.

The Music of Opportunity

Patrick Henry Hughes can teach us all a lesson about reaching our potential.


Why I gave up TV.

Fun vs. Joy

Finding the keys to happiness this Chanukah.

Lily's Magic

A little girl inspires us to rise to life's challenge.

You First

Reckoning with forces that split a family apart.

Mama's Hands

Every wrinkle held a story.


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


Visitors to Israel from the Far East discover a brilliant, new monitoring system: the mezuzah.

Gorgeous George

George doesn’t walk, he waltzes.

Birth Plan

Our personal variation of "Man plans, God laughs."

Standing Before God

Having just turned 43, never married, no kids, I was having a tough time getting up the enthusiasm to pray for these same things once again


Suddenly a single parent, the shofar's long wail echoed the one in my heart.

Passing the Flame

Marking my son for life.

Don't Miss Today!

God sent me this crucial test and I had to make a critical choice.

Emergency Landing

The plane plummeted downwards, oxygen masks dropped, and we thought this was the end.

Playing Our Piece

Finding a reason in life to sing.

The Shiva Call

Inspiration from a house of mourning.

A Letter to My Father

It's been 13 years but there is still a crack in my heart.

A Life Cut Short

My mother died when she was almost 98 years old. We thought she'd live forever.

My Mom

My mother blessed me with the ability to say amen to both life and death.

Living Here

On a bus in Jerusalem, all eyes followed the girl who suddenly broke down and cried.

Cherishing Your Past

Passover reminds us that not only can't you escape your past, but you have to cherish it too.

My Dayenu Ring

A lost diamond, a gaping black hole, and an inspiring Passover realization.

Celebrating the Seder With Abba

My father's enthusiasm for Passover was so contagious, that each member of our family approached the Seder in an emotional state approaching ecstasy.

Rosh Hashanah: Making Room for God

It is when we are broken that we recognize God as our true home.

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