Standing directly, in front of the aron kodesh, dressed in the traditional Haredi uniform, Rabbi Yakov Horowitz, unflinchingly shared certain realities with the packed crowd that had gathered last Wednesday night at Kehillat Shaarei Yonah Menachem, in Modi’in, Israel. Rabbi Horowitz’s lecture titled, “Developing a relationship with your kids, so they will talk, even about the most uncomfortable things” was full of uncomfortable topics. Topics seemingly unfit for the holiness of our … [Read more...] about The Haredi Trailblazer Who Absolutely Gets It
How was your Purim? Here in Modi'in, we celebrated Purim for an entire month! Snapshot of our FUN: High Energy Purim Women's Megillah Reading … [Read more...] about High Energy Purim in Modi’in
Mom, Can I get Snapchat? NO! What I wish I could say. I hate Snapchat! Want a lollipop? Can I buy you a doll, instead! Simpler times :) Realistically, I won’t be able to keep my kids off Snapchat forever. So, I took the plunge. Before, I let them snap I started to snap with my mom friends. Now is the time, stop saying you hate Snapchat. Instead, learn how to snap! This is how we can protect our kids. Snapchat 101 for Parents What is it? Snapchat is an application … [Read more...] about Have You Snapped with Your Kids Lately?
I’m back! I’m off to shul for Yom Kippur davening. Somehow I managed to find a babysitter, and am able to join my older daughters and participate in the service. Things have changed. I am a parent. I know my kids will be watching me. Observing my intensity. Monitoring my commitment. I’m going to let you into my secret. I’m nervous about the authenticity of klopping al chet in the presence of my emotionally attuned children. I aspire to teach my children to take personal … [Read more...] about How to Teach Kids to Say Sorry on Yom Kippur
Shana Tova from Modiin! What a fabulous time to live in Israel! You can feel the holiday in the air as the entire country prepares for the holiday. Symbolic Rosh Hashanah Foods It is customary to eat symbolic foods on Rosh Hashanah. Each food is accompanied with a special prayer. Aish.com provides an introduction to the holiday along with a list of the symbolic foods. Are you still looking for the perfect #pomegranate? I drove all over Modiin checking out the selection and prices of … [Read more...] about Modiin’s Perfect Pomegranate