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Fail To Plan, Plan To Fail

“One who exerts himself on Erev Shabbos will be able to eat on Shabbos. But if not, what will he eat?” (Avodah Zara 3a, Rashi) Every week, we make Shabbos. We’re supposed to plan for it the whole week long, in some small way each day. Washing the tablecloth, the napkins, planning a menu, shopping, making the food.… Continue reading Fail To Plan, Plan To Fail

Torah Tuesdays

Torah Tuesdays: Choose who you become

I’d like to thank my toddler for napping and my baby for entertaining himself, which is how I had time to write today’s Torah Tuesdays post.  Boys, you’re the best! I was looking at some notes I took from a class on Koheles  (Ecclesiastes) that I took with Rebetzin Heller, back in the day when… Continue reading Torah Tuesdays: Choose who you become

Mesorah (Jewish stuff)

It’s totally okay not to be perfect. Really.

Hello, my name is Rivki, and I’m a perfectionist. I think it has something to do with being a classically trained musician.  Either I was already a perfectionist at birth, or it was a result of spending hour upon hour in a practice room, perfecting one measure at a time.  Imagine: “No!  I’m still missing… Continue reading It’s totally okay not to be perfect. Really.