Jewish Inspiration November 19, 2017

Food Whispers

Part 1: My Grandmothers

Eat, eat mammele. Ess upp. Groise oigen. Your eyes are bigger than your stomach. Kugel and cholent and challah and sugar cookies. Pizza and fries. Studying for high school finals with a can of Coke and a bag of mesquite potato chips in my room above the garage. Every time. Effortless and guileless. 

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.