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Boston Bomber: Should We Have Let Him Die?

Boston Bomber: Should We Have Let Him Die?

I haven’t written about the Boston Bombings – there’s not much I can add to all that has  been written. A devastating bombing, resulting in horrific deaths and injuries, and emotional trauma that will scar…

Do You Haiku?

Do You Haiku?

The art of the haiku is well known. You have a certain number of words and syllables in which to transmit your message. I never remember how many words or syllables, and my haikus just…

Book Review: Doublelife by Harold Berman and Gayle Redlingshafer Berman

Book Review: Doublelife by Harold Berman and Gayle Redlingshafer Berman

When I was asked to review this book I hesitated. I didn’t want to read another book about how great Judaism is and how being Jewish conquers all. How many ways can that story be…

From the Mailbag: Spousal Privacy

From the Mailbag: Spousal Privacy

I saw this question on ImaMother too. I find it interesting that the person posted there and emailed me too. Hmmm. Or maybe someone else emailed me the question for the mailbag? Who knows. Anyhow….

This Week’s Meal Plan – Week Three

This Week’s Meal Plan – Week Three

I need to learn to either cook less or to have one night a week (other than Sunday) to be leftover night. Last week I did not make the Eggplant Parmesan as the fridge was…

WWYD – Returning item to store

WWYD – Returning item to store

I was at the shopping center the other day, and was approached by a young mother, with a sleeping baby in the stroller. Someone I didn’t know. She asked me if I was going upstairs…

From the Mailbag: Hair Covering

From the Mailbag: Hair Covering

Received this morning from a reader: Hi HaDassah –   I have been pondering this issue for a long while, and wanted to hear your thoughts and those of your readers.     I have…

JOB OPPORTUNITY – FOOD SERVICE DIRECTOR FOR SUMMER CAMP

JOB OPPORTUNITY – FOOD SERVICE DIRECTOR FOR SUMMER CAMP

I don’t usually do this on my blog but am helping out a friend. Please pass on to anyone you know who might be interested. High End Kosher Children’s Camp in the mountains of North…

Boston – My Heart Is With You

Boston – My Heart Is With You

There’s no way to understand the explosions in Boston yesterday. There’s no way to explain it so our little ones understand.  It is so hard to accept the evil in this world. I cannot imagine…

Blood Segregation

Blood Segregation

This is not what I consider Judaism. I consider this fundamentalism. Read the article: Rabbi bans Orthodox Jewish men from receiving blood donated by women, non Orthodox Jews, non Jews Do you care where your…

This Week’s Meal Plan – Week Two

This Week’s Meal Plan – Week Two

Last week I kept pretty much to the meal plan apart for Wednesday when wasn’t feeling too well. But there were plenty of leftovers in the fridge for everyone to eat. The pizza was the…

Mikvah and the Single Girl

Mikvah and the Single Girl

I regularly get emails from all kinds of people asking me all kinds of questions. This one just popped into my FB mailbox. Hey HSM, Can you ask your people a question: What’s the deal…