Pretending to go to the Mikvah

Pretending to go to the Mikvah

To take a side step from my review of Unorthodox for a moment, in her book Feldman mentions that toward the end of her marriage she would pretend to go the mikvah, instead of actually…

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…

Language Pet Peeve

Language Pet Peeve

I guess I should be happy that we have all integrated well into American society. I am. But there is one phrase that I hear all the time, and may have been guilty of using…

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…

To Forgive a Killer

To Forgive a Killer

My Hebrew name is Hadassah Henya. I am named in memory of  Henya Sabo, my great-grandmother who, I have been told,  perished in the gas chambers at Auschwitz. Down below you can see the wedding…

My Views on Gay Marriage – A Stream of Consciousness

My Views on Gay Marriage – A Stream of Consciousness

I was brought up that being heterosexual is the way to go, and one gets married before one has heterosexual sex with one’s spouse of the opposite sex. That’s it, that’s all. There was no…

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…

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…

On Writing

On Writing

I am in the midst of writing what I hope is a publishable book. I haven’t yet decided if I will self-publish or look for a publisher. I want to finish it first and have…

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 Preparation

Pesach Preparation

Last year I wrote a month-long series on preparing for Passover over on Joy of Kosher. Honestly – I wish I followed my own advice, but this year I really haven’t. The boys are off…