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January 17, 2018 | ‎א׳ בשבט ה׳תשע״ח‎

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AboutBatsheva Isaac, Author at Jewess

Batsheva Isaac

Batsheva Isaac

Batsheva Isaac is a mother of eight from Los Angeles. She spends most days working in the education field and feeding her family. In her downtime, she writes.

Posts By Batsheva Isaac

The Menorah: Reconnecting with a Secular Friend

כ״ז בכסלו ה׳תשע״ח (December 15, 2017) |

I sat and waited for her in her house on Mt. Olympus, Los Angeles, of all places, with her Great Dane drooling on my lap. It was Chanukah and we were both home on vacation.

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How I Dealt With My Secular Family During My Orthodox Jewish Wedding

כ״ו במרחשון ה׳תשע״ח (November 15, 2017) |

I was a kallah! A bride!

I was 23, an old maid by some Orthodox Jewish standards.

As a newly religious person, a baal teshuva, I was getting used to the idea that I was marrying so young. I thought, “You don’t even have a career yet. You just got engaged after one month and dating. Are you crazy? You don’t know this man!” Read More

Whoops! I Sent a Joke Shidduch Resume for My Daughter

ד׳ במרחשון ה׳תשע״ח (October 24, 2017) |

I’ve always had an odd sense of humor. I like to make fun of the things that most people would be appalled at. Nothing is off limits for me.

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From Death Comes Life: Visiting My Lone Soldier Son in Israel

י״ג בתשרי ה׳תשע״ח (October 3, 2017) |

“So, what is the plan for today?” I ask.

“We are going first to Har Herzl, then Yad Vashem, and finish off with a trip to Hevron and Maras Hamichpalah,” said my son, Levi.

“Sounds like a death day tour.”

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