When I light Shabbat candles, I know that thousands of women are completing the exact same ritual, at the same time. As did our mothers and grandmothers before us. As millions of Jewish women have done for centuries, around the world. One little match, two candles, focus, and intention make me expand beyond myself. For … More My Shabbat Candles
I once heard Bill Maher say that: “Israel has won every war she ever had to fight because she has to, she has no choice. If she loses she will be wiped off the map.” So true. In 2006, Israel was attacked by Hezbollah and was forced to go to war in Lebanon. The war … More What victory looks like
Two nights ago I sat in a restaurant with my family. The singing from the table behind us signified that it was not just my birthday. Grandparents were sitting at the center of a long table. The grandmother holding a newborn baby, her husband next to her, surrounded by their five married children, each with … More What happens after the terror attack?