Monthly Archive: January 2010

For the Twelve-Year-Old in Your Life

My mother grew up in North Jersey. Her father was a uniform salesman and her mother was a homemaker with a a propensity for anything crafty. The needlepoints my grandmother made practically wallpaper my parent’s house. Mom attended shul growing up, and as sundown approached on Friday evenings, she lit candles with her mother and …

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One of the best things about Israel…

…IS THE FOOD! Food or “Ochel”, as it is called in Hebrew, is one of the many cultural highlights of the Holy land. Israeli food is healthy, fresh and deliciously spiced. Whether it is a dish of traditional humus or the delectable aroma of a home cooked Shabbos meal, taste buds in Israel are rarely …

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Thoughts on Family

Welcome back! I hope everyone had a wonderful New Years. We are entering a cold front in Monsey, and as the temperature drops, my thoughts turn to ways to keep warm. Of course, there are jackets and scarves and mittens and hats to keep us warm throughout the Winter, but there’s an inner warmth that …

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