religion

Losing His Religion – Trying to be a Supportive Parent

Losing His Religion – Trying to be a Supportive Parent

(Cross-posted on the Times of Israel) The day my son told me he was no longer religious is one that will live forever in my memory. He was no longer living at home and was…

Chanukah Tears

Chanukah Tears

(Originally posted here on the Times of Israel). Chanukah. A time of miracles. A time for family to be together. I have always loved Chanukah. As a child growing up in Cardiff, and then London,…

I need a Rosh Hashanah Re-do

I need a Rosh Hashanah Re-do

I am not big on organized prayer. I like to think that I have a constant running dialog (ok, monologue) with God. I am always talking to him. I thank him for what I have,…

Divorce Vigilantes

Divorce Vigilantes

At the time of my Get – religious divorce – all I could think of was how hard and emotionally draining it was. I blogged about it here. What I didn’t realize till a little…

Who Will Live and Who Will Die

Who Will Live and Who Will Die

I have said often that I am not one for formalized prayer. I prefer to speak to God when I am ready to speak to Him, and to speak to Him using my own words…

Scroll Up

Scroll Up

(This first appeared on the Times of Israel in April 2013) I have been called a pseudo-feminist. I like to talk the talk, but don’t really walk the walk. I fulfill the traditional female role…

JewWannaTalk – a new forum for Jewish discussion

JewWannaTalk – a new forum for Jewish discussion

New Website Alert!! JewWannaTalk was established so that there could be a safe environment where positive discussion about all aspects of Judaism within a diverse group of people could happen. There are many sites out…

Book Review: The Easy-Shmeezy Guide to Yiddish

Book Review: The Easy-Shmeezy Guide to Yiddish

I grew up in Cardiff, Wales and London, England, and the only Yiddish I ever heard at home was when my Grandma wanted to say something to my Mum not in front of the “kinder”…

The Purpose of Hair Covering – To Cover The Hair, or To Be Aware?

The Purpose of Hair Covering – To Cover The Hair, or To Be Aware?

I had a moment today where I got all panicked that I had left the house without covering my hair. I was sitting in the library and all of a sudden had the need to…

Rabbis Need to Be Careful When Dispensing Advice

Rabbis Need to Be Careful When Dispensing Advice

I am sure my long time readers remember the immigration hell I went through after I married the KoD. Things were really bad at the time, and we were getting no answers from the immigration…

From the Mailbag: Deciding When to Have Children

From the Mailbag: Deciding When to Have Children

When I was first married, all I wanted was to be a mom. I just wanted a baby – I had wanted kids since the time I was 12. A baby to call my own,…

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…