Little things (and I'm not writing about One Direction's song) strike me when I'm least expecting it. On my recent trip to Israel I journaled the "little things" and discovered that each little thing generated an entire world of memories.
Little thing #1—The Hoopoes Have Landed.March 8, 2016
Hoopoe birds (dukhifat in Hebrew) look like they walked into a haberdashery and left with the fanciest...
Spring is the storytelling season for us Jews as we recount the master narrative of Judaism—the exodus from Egypt. Each year I wonder if I can think of another way to guide the conversation and the questions so that we have a chance to share our own exodus stories with family and friends at our table.On my trip to Israel in March my heart was filled with stories. I heard storie...
Every year, I make the exact same foods for our seder but try and create a new experience when we retell the story of the Exodus. Since my return from Israel and the gift of the Schechter Haggadah, I have been considering new themes and approaches.There's still time to read Jewish Luck ...
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"Truly, you have written a story that makes accessible the reality of existence in Russia, through the eyes of individuals who lived through the various regimes and dictates. It is fascinating and very well told. As I read Vera and Alla's story, I learned more Russian history than I had known from a textbook. That's a big deal, women! You tell the tale with vivid detail and hook us on the two women and their stories, then weave in the history to illuminate their journeys. It is such a necessary book. I am thrilled that the two of you collaborated, as I can see the uniqueness of your personalities come through in the stories, and that, too, makes the book a gem." Margaret Leibfried, Danielson Group consultant
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