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Values are Different These Days

Values are Different These Days

I have been asked “what’s with all these FB posts on clothing at school that you are whining about ? Get over it”. It must be a generational thing. I was taught that you should…

School Day #1

School Day #1

I started college this morning. I was nervous – not so much for the studying but more for the social aspect – would I fit in? Would I stand out? Would I be the oldest…

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…

Too Much Connectivity

Too Much Connectivity

Last night I attended an event at The J Soho – the guest speaker was Allison Josephs, of Jew in the City fame. Allison and I have met several times over the past few years,…

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…

Phobias

Phobias

We all have things we are afraid of. For some it’s spiders (ok, for me) and others it’s clowns or Friday the 13th. All of those phobias that I have mentioned have actual names. Fear…

Modesty – for the entire family?

From the mailbox: Dear HSM I was at a Canadian indoor water park and saw a number of frum families where dads and sons were shirtless and in shorts frolicking while mom and daughters were…

Dear Young Putz

We just crossed paths at an office building not too far from me. My husband had some business to take care of, and I was waiting for him in the lobby. There was one chair…

Spending time with a friend

The following is a letter from a reader, the subject – a friend’s weight loss and the reader’s difficulty in spending time with her since the weight loss. Our reader wonders why she is having…

WWYD – theatre situation

My friends were recently at the theatre for a concert – it was a treat for an upcoming birthday. They had bought tickets, and had really nice seats. They were looking forward to their evening…

Slice of Life

1. Well, this one is disturbing. I was at the local Walmart doing what one does – spending money on things you were so sure you hadn’t needed before you walked through those doors. I…