RECIPE: Cinnamon Bun Cake

RECIPE: Cinnamon Bun Cake

I make this so often and everyone is always asking me for the recipe. So I am finally downloading it from my brain to my blog. I use challah dough. Click for my challah dough…

To My Son on His 18th Birthday!

To My Son on His 18th Birthday!

Dear Aryeh, Today you officially become a man in the eyes of the law. Eighteen. Responsible. Able to vote. Today I become the parent of an adult. Seems like just yesterday I held you in…

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(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…

I left my baby in a car. Alone.

I left my baby in a car. Alone.

I just received this submission to be posted anonymously on my blog, in light of the recent deaths of three babies in Israel having been erroneously left in a car by their parents. I was…

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…

You’re Sending Your Son to Die?

You’re Sending Your Son to Die?

I recently published this blogpost on the Times of Israel. As of this morning there were over 1000 Likes / Shares on Facebook with over 110 comments.   Here’s an excerpt, please click thru for…

Was this anti-semitism or was it the act of an unbalanced person?

Was this anti-semitism or was it the act of an unbalanced person?

I was with my son at the mall, starting to stock up on stuff for his aliyah. He has a long list, and we have thankfully managed to cross many things off. We entered one…

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”…

Leelach Headcoverings – Product Review

Leelach Headcoverings – Product Review

I cover my hair. Every day. There are days when this is the hardest thing ever, especially when my hair looks so good that it’s a shame to cover it up. But I have found…

Meanest Mommy Award

Meanest Mommy Award

The boys are leaving for five weeks next week. They will be spending a good period of quality time up in Montreal with their Dad and their Canadian family. I am looking forward to some…

The Birds and the Bees – Say it Ain’t So!

The Birds and the Bees – Say it Ain’t So!

I was eleven when I learned about sex. My classmates and I had snuck into an empty classroom at recess, and one of them had drawn diagrams on the chalkboard explaining what a daddy does…

Israel Packing List

Israel Packing List

My son has asked me to ask my “people” what he needs to pack for Israel.  He has a two bag, 140 lbs weight allowance. He’s going to be heading to ulpan for the first…