Torah Tuesdays

Torah Tuesdays – All the time

One thing that Judaism has is lots and lots of mitzvos.  Mitzvos that govern how to eat, talk, get dressed, get married.  Most of the mitzvos are related to specific acts (like cooking) or specific times (like waking up in the morning).  There are, however, six mitzvos that one is supposed to keep in mind… Continue reading Torah Tuesdays – All the time

Motherhood

Priorities

Being a SAHM (Stay-at-Home-Mom.  Who thought of these acronyms?  They’re both convenient and annoying) is a luxury.  After working part-time last year, I really appreciate the freedom of being at home without many outside pressures on my schedule.  I’ve also been spoiled by Little Man’s independence (do you think I could write this much if… Continue reading Priorities

Torah Tuesdays

Torah Tuesdays – Be Present

Welcome back to Torah Tuesdays!  Here is installment #2: This time of year, between Pesach and Rosh Hashanah, it’s customary to read one chapter of Pirkei Avos each Shabboszt”l) developed an excellent class series on these ways, which he called the 48 Ways to Wisdom. Today’s blog is taken from the first way, as seen… Continue reading Torah Tuesdays – Be Present

Torah Tuesdays

Introducing: Torah Tuesdays!

This is a new feature which I’m really looking forward to doing.  Each week, I’m aiming to listen to (or read) a shiur, and then give it over in a way, using good ol’ Jewish wisdom, which is readily applicable to our lives. This week’s topic comes from an email I received yesterday from a… Continue reading Introducing: Torah Tuesdays!

Mesorah (Jewish stuff)

the Rav strikes again

Neve campus As usual, Rabbi Moshe Chalkowski doles out simple, practical and brilliant advice.  After reading his latest Questions & Answers email, one particular eitzah jumped out at me:   Question 3: How can I learn to become neat and organized?  My entire life has been one big organizational bad habit. Answer 3: Organization is… Continue reading the Rav strikes again

Marriage

The Challenge Follow-up

You may recall my post from July 7 where I challenged myself to be presentable when my husband came home and to have dinner ready on time.  Well, I kept track for two weeks (almost) and here are the results!  I have to say that I’m pretty proud of myself.  It wasn’t always easy to… Continue reading The Challenge Follow-up

Motherhood

Staying in Shape after (and before) baby

Many women struggle with weight gain during pregnancy, and then find it very difficult to shed the excess pounds once the new little one is in the world.  Babies can be very demanding, and for people whose inclination is not toward exercise (like yours truly), it makes it an even more daunting challenge.  Feeling frustrated… Continue reading Staying in Shape after (and before) baby

Mesorah (Jewish stuff)

Slave mentality

A few weeks ago I was listening to a shiur from the Nshei Library.  This particular speaker was affiliated with the Karlin-Stolin community.  One of the messages from the shiur which stuck with me was this: The attitude of “I can do whatever I want” is the epitome of slavery. I don’t remember the breakdown,… Continue reading Slave mentality