How Do You View Yourself?

When you look at yourself in the mirror, what do you see? I just watched the Dove Real Beauty Sketches video (see below) and I have to admit that by the end of it I was tearing up.   I meet … Continued

Searching for and Getting Rid of Our ‘Chametz.’

Last night as my husband led the children around our home to fulfill the traditional ritual of searching for chametz (leavened bread) before the Passover holiday, I sat on our couch and rested (it had been a long day of cooking … Continued

Behind the Mask: Connecting to What is Real in Ourselves and Others

Many people get dressed in costume on the upcoming Jewish holiday of Purim, and I believe that in order to capture the essence of the holiday, the best costume is a mask. For me the Purim holiday is a time … Continued

“Mama, Do You Love Me?” Our Teens’ Quest for Belief and Reassurance as they Emerge into Adulthood

Adolescence is a time of searching and a time when many teens are lacking belief in themselves.  It is also a time when they require belief from their parents and the other important people in their lives.  This gives teens … Continued