Judaism

Unorthodox: My Rambling Review

Unorthodox: My Rambling Review

I know I am late to the game. Everyone was reading this book last year. I generally don’t read non-fiction. Real life is hard enough without having to read the trials and tribulations of real…

Wishing You All a Happy Pesach

Wishing You All a Happy Pesach

I am heading to the kitchen to get my cooking going – chicken soup with matzah balls, chicken in white wine, brisket, mashed potatoes and kugel, and compote – to name a few of the…

Book Review: Let My RV Go

Book Review: Let My RV Go

Let My RV Go – A Novel – Nicole Nathan I was recently sent this book to review, and although it took me a couple of weeks to get to it, once I picked it…

Pesach is coming – I’m so happy!

Pesach is coming – I’m so happy!

Actually I am happy. Most of my friends and neighbours are this:close to a nervous breakdown with all their Pesach cleaning and preparation, and I am just sitting here in my denial bubble feeling all…

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…

Yom Kippur Memory

Yom Kippur Memory

I bless my kids every Friday night before kiddush. It moves me every single time. Sometimes to the point of tears. It’s my reconnection with the boys after busy weeks of to-ing and fro-ing. No…

Abuse in the Yeshiva System

Abuse in the Yeshiva System

This story Surviving Bais Mikroh happened in a yeshiva in Monsey, where I live. I personally cannot vouch for the veracity of this story, but having heard many similar stories about this and other yeshivot –…

He Who Believes Is Not Afraid

Latma have released the song below for Rosh Hashanah. This song really strikes a chord with me, especially the chorus “He who believes is not afraid”. Isn’t that what faith is supposed to be? Complete…

Not Tzanua

Apparently, tweeting / facebooking about my hair is not tzanua. Not only am I not allowed to show it to the world, talking about is also verboten!! Last week I decided to do something about the…

Mikvah – Wonderful Explanation

Excellent video explanation on the whys and wherefores of mikvah. Awesome job Jew In The City! Glad to have been a (small) part of this project!