Picture Day.

Today I decided that for our “Elul Experiment” our family would focus on davening (praying) with kavana, with proper intention. Today was picture day at school, and one might find this fact to be completely unrelated, but it isn’t.  No one, including me, was able to focus on that particular mitzvah today, as it seems…

Setting an example

So much for my blogging Elul. I haven’t been here in a number of days. We have continued our experiment, choosing a mitzvah a day to focus on as a family, but I have seen the kids so little this week that I haven’t been able to nag them monitor their progress as much as…

Representing

I had a shocking experience today.  I have a cordial and somewhat of a “working” relationship with the local public library. Now. I remember the librarians’ trepidation when as new residents I would stroll in with six children in tow, confident in my ability to maintain “order”. There is one librarian in particular is, well,…