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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…

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…

This Week’s Menu Plan

This Week’s Menu Plan

I am trying to be more organized in the house – what with working and juggling kids I need to know what I am cooking when, and not panic at 5.30 pm that there is…

I Was Raised By Two Women

I Was Raised By Two Women

Yes, that’s quite the statement, but it doesn’t have the modern meaning. I was actually raised lovingly by my mother and maternal grandmother. No external male influences – just them, me and my brothers. We…

Final Immigration Update

Final Immigration Update

As long-time blog readers know, my journey to becoming a legal resident of the United States has been a long and arduous one. Many people are under the assumption that by marrying a US Citizen…

We Have No Breasts in Monsey – The B-Word Post

We Have No Breasts in Monsey – The B-Word Post

By the looks of things I will have a whole alphabet of posts! The B word. What word could I mean? What word immediately sprang into your mind? Here in Monsey Ir HaKodesh the B-word…

My Audition Piece

My Audition Piece

I have been asked by my Mum and several other people to share with you the piece I read for my audition. This was written more than four years ago – things have changed since…

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 V-Word Post

The V-Word Post

After the P-word post the other day, many asked me where my V-word post is. I shrugged it off a little bit and said with boys it was always about their anatomy. Not that they…

Is There No Privacy Anymore?

Is There No Privacy Anymore?

I love my husband to distraction. I won’t pretend that we never fight or say things to each other in anger. We are a normal couple. However, you will never see me air our fights…

Suspended for Swearing? The P-word Post

Suspended for Swearing? The P-word Post

This happened years ago, way back in the mists of time. It was a school day like any other. I dropped the boys off, came home, had coffee. Started running my errands. I was sitting…