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My new picture book, The Shabbat Princess, will be released on September 1, but you don’t need to wait that long to tell her how much you like her. Visit her new facebook page or follow her tweets @shabbatprincess – […]

I’m on vacation until August 1, and will be back with all new material. Until then, here’s a favorite from last summer. New Year’s is a time for resolutions – do more yoga, eat fewer sweets, spend less time on […]

  To be a Jew means to wake up and to keep your eyes open to the many beautiful, mysterious, and holy things that happen all around us every day. Rabbi Lawrence Kushner ps, We didn’t grow this, they did. I […]

I’m a lousy fundraiser. We have a $1,500 fundraising obligation each year for our daughters’ day school, and every year we end up paying almost the whole thing out of pocket because I hate asking people for money. Even for […]

I’m not a flag-waving, my-country-love-it-or-leave-it-bumper-sticker-toting, red-white-and-blue wearing kind of American. But I absolutely love my country. Yesterday, on Independence Day, I thought it was important to take a few minutes to tell the girls a little bit about why our […]

There are many wonderful ways to celebrate the Fourth of July as a family – parades, cookouts, beach vacations, camping trips, and of course, fireworks. (Watching them, not setting off your own, if you have any brains at all.)  While […]

I have two daughters. When they were born, I imagined they would be tomboys. They would climb trees and love to get muddy. They would wrinkle their noses at Disney Princesses, and consider Barbie dolls something to operate on, not […]

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