Letting go of negative feelings go is not easy. Patterns of thought and behavior keep familiar habits close. But choosing to live our lives open to an unwritten narrative we can be lead to a place of discovery, for ourselves and our families.
The Jewish Prayer that Taught Me to Quiet Down and Listen
I’m not a very good listener. The problem is, I think I am.
Because with total strangers, I am excellent. New people to me are like books. They have a whole story and a lifetime of experiences that I am interested in uncovering.
But I can go into autopilot pretty easily when it comes to my children.
How Jewish Teachings Helped Me Be a Patient Parent
Patience is a virtue, especially when it comes to parenting. My most recent journey into impatience came last night as my 2-year-old daughter twirled and sang her way into the wee hours of the night.
A Twist on Chanukah Giving
So in order to really celebrate Chanukah this year let’s ask ourselves, what makes us Jews distinct? How can we celebrate our distinctiveness in ways that strengthen our own identities and the Jewish identity of our families?