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…

Midlife Crisis Alert!

Midlife Crisis Alert!

Now that I have your attention. As you all know I recently turned forty. I have used the opportunity to take a long hard look at my life, and to re-examine where I am versus…

The Lancome Scandal – An Update

The Lancome Scandal – An Update

From the Yated, written by Rabbi Golding: Back in the early ‘70s, the very first shiur (of many, many more) that I heard from my rebbi, Rav Avrohom Pam zt”l, was a Friday shmuess in…

2nd Annual Long Island Kosher BBQ Championship and Kosher Food Festival

2nd Annual Long Island Kosher BBQ Championship and Kosher Food Festival

I am honoured to be one of the judges this year at the Long Island Kosher BBQ Championship. Temple Beth Torah – Westbury, NY – June 9th, 2013 from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm FREE…

Blogging Success!

Blogging Success!

A while ago I wrote a post about how my youngest son almost was never born. He turned eleven last week and I reposted it around, and added the post to BlogHer. Today that post…

Letting Them Fly The Nest

Letting Them Fly The Nest

Three months isn’t a long time in the whole scheme of things. A quarter of a year. A blink, a sigh. But these next three months are huge over here in the HSM household. Within…

BOOK REVIEW: Binding Memories: A Clock is Rewound in Prague by Diane Greenberg

BOOK REVIEW: Binding Memories: A Clock is Rewound in Prague by Diane Greenberg

You know by now how much I love to read – and when I read I become personally invested in the story and I try to find something to identify with the main character. I…