About

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Hello!  Welcome to my blog!  What started as a way to stay in touch with family and friends has evolved into a space where I write about relationships, parenthood, music and religion, as seen through the lens of an Orthodox Jewish woman.

Over the years I have also branched out into writing for other publications, like Hevria, Kveller, Aish and some random other places. I will link from here to those pieces whenever they’re up.

I will also share the music that I write and perform, when I have a chance to do it. My YouTube channel is here if you want to check out what I’ve done.

So, about me, about me…this part is always tricky. Who likes self-description? I’m a happily married mother to four, I stay at home, have a degree in music (clarinet performance), teach piano lessons, love to cook, love to be organized, am very type-A, trying to be more chill. I love people, but I love solitude. I tend to jump in with both feet and ask questions later. I am an observant (Orthodox) Jew, but didn’t grow up that way. I chose to convert post-college. I love writing and performing music, I also love practicing the classics. Ummm, I’m sure there’s more but I guess you’ll just have to read the blog to find out. ;)

I love getting feedback on pieces I write, and I love connecting to readers. Don’t be shy! Let’s connect!

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21 thoughts on “About

  1. Just found your site and it looks very interesting! I’ll be reading more! What instrument did you play? (I used to play classical piano – now the piano we have at home is a very expensive photo/flower vase stand!!) Please peruse my site and I hope you’ll find it interesting. Shabbat shalom!

  2. Thanks for popping over to my blog from Leora’s! Your blog is wonderful, good to see a blog on marriage from a Torah standpoint. I see that you are a musician…my son(age 13) composes and plays piano. Is there a way to transcribe notes from a video of him playing his compositions?

    Also, I’d love to be added to your blogroll!

  3. Thank you for visiting Shoshi and I at our BTWWTF?!?! blog. I definitely think your life is anything but mundane! My little family too generates a huge mess in an instant. As soon as I clean I turn my back and a hurricane has swept through the household!

  4. Hi! I just stumbled on your blog and I’m so glad I did! Seems that we have a lot in common! Been playing cello since I was 5, and one of my nicknames is also Spock! Oh, and I also have a website that focuses on tichel tying! (It’s my name, .com)
    Looking forward to reading more from you! Love your writing!

  5. Just found you over on Perfection Pending. Loved your post. Love, love, love. Love the words of patience. Also, I do think one of my daughters might be a pathological liar. Sigh. Or maybe she’s just five.
    Lastly, the words from your Rabbi? About how taking the toy is like someone taking my car? I needed to remember that. It’s so easy to forget how momentous it all is to them. Thank you for that reminder!
    Great post. Looking forward to checking out your blog.

    1. Thanks so much! And thanks for taking the time to pop over here. :) I hope if I keep writing about patience and empathy, it will be easier and easier to practice it. You know?

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