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Jewish Inspiration October 21, 2017

The Stranger in the Airport

I was flying home from a speaking gig in Atlanta and was waiting at my gate in the airport terminal. My kosher Chinese takeout had made a narrow escape from TSA clutches and I started to chow down when I saw her: a fellow hair-coverer.

Jewish Inspiration October 7, 2017

Journey of Shul

Jewish Inspiration August 27, 2017

Letter to my Elderly Self

I turned 43 yesterday, which is something I’m very grateful for. My father died when he was 30 and I am painfully aware that each year is a blessing. Each year brings new wisdoms and awareness that I’d never trade for a slightly more youthful self. 

Jewish Inspiration August 13, 2017

Am I a Rebbetzin?

At the age of 22 I became a Rebbetzin by proxy: I was the Rabbi’s wife.

We had been living in Israel and with my husband finishing his rabbinical training, moved to Buffalo Grove, Ill., to take our first pulpit. 

Jewish Inspiration May 16, 2017

The Lake and the Joy

by Yoni Schlussel and Ruchi Koval

Once upon a time, a very long time ago, there lived an exceptional ancient civilization. This remarkable community was very unique and was full of love, warmth, and fondness, and had deep affection for one another. While their days were very busy, as were others in their time, with the practical tasks of plowing the fields, preparing their food, and running their homes – they were distinctive in how they spent their free time.