Opinion

My Views on Gay Marriage – A Stream of Consciousness

My Views on Gay Marriage – A Stream of Consciousness

I was brought up that being heterosexual is the way to go, and one gets married before one has heterosexual sex with one’s spouse of the opposite sex. That’s it, that’s all. There was no…

We Have No Breasts in Monsey – The B-Word Post

We Have No Breasts in Monsey – The B-Word Post

By the looks of things I will have a whole alphabet of posts! The B word. What word could I mean? What word immediately sprang into your mind? Here in Monsey Ir HaKodesh the B-word…

The V-Word Post

The V-Word Post

After the P-word post the other day, many asked me where my V-word post is. I shrugged it off a little bit and said with boys it was always about their anatomy. Not that they…

Is There No Privacy Anymore?

Is There No Privacy Anymore?

I love my husband to distraction. I won’t pretend that we never fight or say things to each other in anger. We are a normal couple. However, you will never see me air our fights…

The Celebration of Menstruation??

The Celebration of Menstruation??

OK, so there was this post on Jewrotica (I read ‘em all) talking from a male perspective about how thrilled this guy is when his wife is menstruating, because it gives them pause to examine…

Spirituality and Religion

Spirituality and Religion

I identify as a Jewish Woman. Not just a woman, not just a Jew. Equal parts both. Take one or the other away and you won’t have an accurate representation of who or what I…

The Chore of Mikvah

The Chore of Mikvah

I used to enjoy going to the mikvah. I used to enjoy the whole spirituality of the evening, the whole build-up to a romantic evening with my husband after days and days of separation. Then…

How are you?

Simple enough question. Innocuous. But do we ever really answer it honestly? If we did, would people actually listen / hear us or just dismiss the answer because a “fine” is expected, and anything else…

More “Beauty” Reflections

(This is just a train of thought, a stream of consciousness….follow along as I wend and weft my way) When I get dressed up, made up, put on the fancy hair and the 4 inch…

Modesty in Teaching?

In many yeshivas, the boys call each other by their last names, to the point that sometimes they don’t even know their friends’ first names. There’s been many a time that I have answered the…

Conversion is Private

I was taught that you never ever out a convert. Even if everyone knows that so-and-so converted, it is a sin to point it out to anyone. I just received an invitation to a Tea…

Modesty in the Hospital

A few people have mentioned this topic to me, or asked me what my modesty plans were with my upcoming surgery. Do I plan to keep my hair covered all the time in the hospital,…