Mesorah (Jewish stuff)

Life is Short; Make the Most of It

“…one who runs from honor will have it pursue him.” – Talmud (Eruvin 13b) This phrase came up a number of times last week as we clung to family following the tragic passing of my sister-in-law, Ahuva*, a”h.  She was a tremendous woman, someone who loved Torah and mitzvos and strived to observe them in… Continue reading Life is Short; Make the Most of It

Mesorah (Jewish stuff)

Solace from Tragedy

Today is our fifth wedding anniversary.  I was going to write something about marriage, or husbands, or something like that.  Something light. But if you’ve been paying attention to the news from Friday, you’ll understand why I don’t feel capable of writing something lighthearted.  Not right now.  I don’t think I’m even able to do… Continue reading Solace from Tragedy

Torah Tuesdays

Torah Tuesdays: Don’t Ever Give Up

Whew! I hope everyone had a good Shavuos, and ate at least a little cheesecake (I actually didn’t get any, but I’ve made my peace with that). Between Shabbos and Yom Tov and Shabbos again, I feel like I haven’t blogged in absolutely ages. But here we are again, it’s Tuesday, and I have a… Continue reading Torah Tuesdays: Don’t Ever Give Up