Archive for February 26, 2015

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Miracles in the Costume Store

BH I loved having young children but I don’t miss having to dress them up for Purim. Before the days of being able to search on Amazon for, “Mordechai costume, Size 3,” buying a Purim costume was an investment of time and money. Which is probably why, after I bought a cow costume for our son Mendy, he dressed up as a cow for at least three years. I knew people advised buying costumes the day after Halloween, but I...

The Importance of Being Honest

B”H It seems that almost every week, there’s a different drama surrounding this blog. A technological glitch is the most common cause for excitement but there are others, too. This week’s was the worst though: it was getting very late and I still didn’t like what I wrote. What made the piece ultimately unacceptable was that I wasn’t able to portray my feelings accurately, so I knew I couldn’t post it.  Thank G-d, I remembered an article I wrote over...

Confessions of a Stepsister

B”H “Wait, I thought you just went to a convention,” my mother asked when I told her I was planning to go away again. “You’re right, I did,” I answered. “The convention I just went to was for all Lubavitch women– it just happened to be in Pittsburgh this year. The Shluchos convention I’m going to is held every year in New York.” We then proceeded to discuss who in my family was going, who was staying, who would be...

How I Struck Oil at Sinai

BH On my first trip to Israel in 1978, my traveling companion wanted to climb Mt. Sinai. It seemed like a fun Jewish adventure, so I went with her. I  remember waking up way too early and it was way too hot and that the guide kept talking about Moses. What I remember now, so many years later, is that for the most part, everything he said went in one ear and out the other. I often wonder, what message was playing...