The new baby has kind of a hip and cool modern name, but for some reason 5b can’t remember the names for either of the new girls, so he keeps calling the baby “Wheezey”. We don’t know why. We don’t … Continue reading


Yahrtzeit. Tonight. Yahrtzeit, in Hebrew, simply means “time of year”. Specifically, “time of one year”, as in anniversary. As in, anniversary of a loved one’s death. Specifically, and most often, your parent’s death. Yahrtzeit. For this anniversary, there is a … Continue reading

Dreaming Visions

I woke this morning at 4am, and I knew what it meant. I didn’t know from an audible voice, or a physical feeling, but I knew the way I know my name or the way I can find Nathan’s hand … Continue reading


There is a part of the Sabbath rites of Jewish worship called Havdalah, after the closure of Shabbat, during which there is a Torah reading and a series of blessings on a cup of wine, spices, and firelight. Rabbi Steinsaltz … Continue reading