You’ve anxiously waited five long minutes, and when you finally look…it’s two bars! You take it again, just to be sure, and it is positive again!
Mazal Tov, you are pregnant!
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!”
Like many American Jews, I love celebrating Halloween. Halloween is one of those fabulous, classic all-American holidays open to everyone. Just like Purim, there’s candy, dressing up and lots of booing.
Nowadays, you have complete power and control over the pregnancy and birth experience that you desire.
“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.”
How does a working Jewish mother of three who grew up partially in Israel, spent her formative years leading youth minyan services and attending Hebrew High School in New Jersey, and completed university studies in International Relations and Opera in
I’m a mother of two-and-half-year-old triplets. I was four months into marriage when I found out, so in less than a year I went from single, to married, to a family of five. This fact used to be my crown
The Jewish High Holidays are coming up. They are a time when we invite friends and family to our home to celebrate.
They are also the perfect time to show off your decorating skills and make the holidays super special.