This is the house my parents built in Hofit, Israel, in 1970. (more…)
I never went to summer camp – that is not something that people do in Israel.
When I was little, I went to day camp in the next village over, and I remember making crafts and singing songs and going to the beach. Fun, but hardly life-changing. (more…)
I learned a new word the other day. It really brought home to me some anti-social behaviours I’ve been exhibiting lately, and I want to apologise in public to all who have been affected by them, especially my family. (more…)
If you’ve been following this blog at all for the past couple of weeks, you’ve noticed the #blogExodus series, which took over in the time just before Passover. The inspiration for that series came from Rabbi Phyllis Sommer. She writes an interesting blog on Jewish parenting, by a Reform rabbi who is also a mother of four. But Rabbi Sommer has another blog, devoted to the journey of her seven-year-old son, who is fighting leukemia. (more…)
One of the perks of being a blogger, even as small a fish as I am, is that sometimes people will send you things to review. I was fortunate that the lovely and accomplished Susan Rubin Borison, publisher and editor-in-chief of Your Teen for parents magazine, sent me a copy of their fall issue. I read it with great interest. I should have blogged about this earlier, but yeah, I got distracted by Elul and all the stuff that followed it. Sorry, Susan, here is your review! (more…)