Archive for February 27, 2014

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Is G-d a Feminist?

B”H If the saying is true that “Jews are like everyone else, only more so,” it should be even “more so” true about Jewish women. She is traditionally revered as “the crown of her husband,” yet she has somehow more recently become the butt of jokes about her mothering and materialism. Say what you want about her, but either way, it seems we’re always talking about her.  Just what is it that is so much “more so” about Jewish women?...

Why Nothing Makes You Happy

B”H Am I the only person who experiences approach-avoidance conflict before hitting the SUBMIT button? There’s a certain something that happens to me rather routinely that I call Spread Sheet Syndrome. Here’s what it is: I live in a community where everyone is committed to taking care of everyone else. Really. Whether it’s for a new baby or a bris, or G-d forbid the other stuff, everyone pitches in for one another, even if it’s only in a small way, to make...

The Unlimited Trust Fund

    B”H When I was becoming observant, I used to to try to explain all my amazing revelations to the people I was closest to, but quickly saw how uncomfortable it made them, so I stopped. Well, let’s just say I tried to stop, lessening the frequency with which I bombarded and beseeched them. “Show me, don’t tell me,” was the advice I got many years ago from Gail, my best friend from college, after I sent her an...