I Don’t Roll on Shabbos

Being that I’m Orthodox, I don’t drive on the Sabbath. Being that I’m punctually challenged, I don’t get anywhere on time. This past erev Shabbos (Friday afternoon) these two different aspects of my being collided to near disastrous proportions. Because the sun doesn’t wait. It doesn’t accept apologies or excuses. It just sets, on time, […]

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Who Will Bury the Last People?

My four year old daughter asked my husband a pretty smart question yesterday (if I do say so myself). They were learning the weekly Torah portion from a children’s book and had skipped ahead to the parsha where Jacob is being carried out of Egypt by his sons to be buried in Israel. There was […]

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Confessions From a BlackBerry Addict

I just realized that I’m sort of like a well-trained dog when it comes to my BlackBerry. I have my e-mail notification set on a special ba-ring sound. And I just realized that when my BlackBerry goes ba-ring from across the room – even from across my apartment sometimes – my ears perk up and […]

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Teshuva: If a Garbage Can Can, So Can You!

I recently bought a hundred dollar garbage can. Now, now, I know what you’re thinking. Believe me, my husband was thinking it too. But there was a very good reason that I splurged on this purchase. It was one of those pretty brushed-aluminum jobs, but what really made it worthwhile was that it was warrantied […]

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Judaism Enchanted: Why Bad Things Happen To Good People

Like hundreds of thousands of Americans, I flocked (and mind you I normally pride myself on not flocking, but I had free babysitters available and was in the mood for something light) to see Disney’s Enchanted over Thanksgiving weekend. If you’re not one of the people who has helped this movie gross over $50.5 million […]

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