Sukkot

Hours before Simchat Torah and I am (finally) posting about Sukkot. Figures.  I would like to dedicate this post, if I may be so bold, to the memory of Rav Haim Lifshitz, z”l. He was my Rav’s father, a great tzaddik, who passed away this past Shabbat. May his family be comforted among the mourners…

Stranger in a strange land…

The only feeling stranger than being a new immigrant here, is being a “new” immigrant  the second time around. The Israeli term for a citizen that has returned from living abroad is a toshav hozer. Because my husband and I both made aliyah, we are toshavim chozrim, or returning citizens now. However the term usually…

The hard part.

Ask most moms, and my guess is that they will agree that labor is not the hard part of having a baby. Okay, labor is really hard. It isn’t the hardest part. That is day 3, or 4, or 5. When you have a baby you have all sorts of drugs (natural as well as…

Trust Fall

Wow. I have been gone a really, really long time.  I think I may have mentioned once or twice (or a hundred times) that we are moving (back) to Israel. Everything else has experienced some neglect, not just the blog. I hope to make up for it, all while sharing tremendous mountain views from the…