Marriage

Becoming an expert giver

I’m pretty good at thinking about myself.  You know, what do I need, what do I want, how do I feel, and so on.  Marriage, and even more so, motherhood, has helped me get out of that mentality and ask myself, what does he need, what does he want, how does he feel? With my… Continue reading Becoming an expert giver

Perspectives of Marriage

Home is where we are

Shoshana Rubli is a wife, first-time mommy, voice/dance teacher, performer, and part-time blogger at We Will Be Like Dreamers. Originally from NJ, she now resides in Jerusalem- where she and Rivki were roommates in seminary. She is happy to be sharing ‘space’ with her again! We moved this week. We found an apartment on Erev… Continue reading Home is where we are

Perspectives of Marriage

Discovering my BFF

Here it is!  The first post in the Perspectives of Marriage series.  Enjoy! Juliya Sheynman is a marketing professional with most of her experience working with Jewish non-profits. A first time Mama – constantly Googling everything from weight average for infants to croupy coughs and colored poopies – she now shares her Mamale questions, dilemmas… Continue reading Discovering my BFF

Torah Tuesdays

Torah Tuesdays: Why are you frum?

I’m pretty beat, but I don’t want to miss a Torah Tuesday post, so I’ll give you some food for thought, and would love to hear what you have to say about it. This past Motzei Shabbos my husband and I attended a big dinner, you know, with lots of speakers and some shmoozing as… Continue reading Torah Tuesdays: Why are you frum?

Motherhood

I am a rock-star mommy (and you can be one, too)

As my Cleveland readers know, I’m in a band.  We have drums, guitar (acoustic and electric), keyboard, clarinet/sax/flute and three-part harmony (sometimes).  We do some covers and some original works.  We rock, if I do say so myself.  We even have a Facebook page. We have a large-scale concert coming up (think 300-400 people), and… Continue reading I am a rock-star mommy (and you can be one, too)

Torah Tuesdays

Torah Tuesdays: Giving Others the Benefit of the Doubt

My husband and I had an experience this past Shabbos which reminded us of one of my favorite mitzvos – Judging others favorably. We were taking a walk to the park on Shabbos afternoon.  While we were waiting to cross the relatively busy street,  we saw, on the side street across from us, a car… Continue reading Torah Tuesdays: Giving Others the Benefit of the Doubt

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

Pirkei Avos, Chapters One throughThree

It’s kind of amazing, but I actually started learning Pirkei Avos on Shabbos, around minchah time. Over Pesach, I had the luxury of reading from the Book of Our Heritage (I had the time because my mother-in-law was happily watching and entertaining the little one) and was reminded of the custom to learn a chapter… Continue reading Pirkei Avos, Chapters One throughThree

Mesorah (Jewish stuff)

Life, old-fashioned-style

We are still out of power. One of my piano students informed me that the power might not even be reconnected until Thursday. So, we went to the store yesterday and bought candles and an extra flashlight and are “roughing” it. I just hope we get power back before Shabbos! I’m very grateful that at… Continue reading Life, old-fashioned-style