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Does G-d Like Playing Games with Us?

28 Nisan 5769 – April 22, 2009
She rolls the dice. Her face is serious, concentrating on the outcome.

Can You Teach Self-Worth?

13 Nisan 5769 – April 7, 2009
She doesn't just walk; she practically glides along, with a light-hearted bounce. Her laughter is infectious, her giggle ever-present, even during the dull periods of the day. Every moment is an opportunity, a learning experience. Her world is a wonder to discover and she feels proud of even her smallest achievements.

Where Will Gilad Shalit be This Passover? An Open Letter to Jewish Mothers Across...

7 Nisan 5769 – April 1, 2009
Dear Sisters, As the holiday of Passover approaches, many of us are busy planning for the holiday. Many of us will be hosting large Seders, with our own families, our extended families, friends and acquaintances. For me, I eagerly count down the days, waiting for my married daughter and her wonderful husband to come and spend this joyous time with us. I am honored, too, that my parents will be joining our Seders, providing memories that I know my children will cherish for a lifetime.

Will You Dream With Me?

22 Adar 5769 – March 18, 2009
One very cold, very dark evening in the middle of a particularly brutal Canadian winter, four cars were parked outside a home on a deserted side street of our Thornhill neighborhood.

Praying For The Guy Behind You: Profile Of A Passionate Soldier

3 Shevat 5769 – January 28, 2009
Margalit Mogilevsky and I share a carpool to bring our daughters to school every morning. We speak occasionally about technical arrangements, usually light and insignificant talk about accommodating slight changes in our schedule.

A Mother’s Soldier: A Candid Discussion with a Toronto Mother About Her Son...

25 Tevet 5769 – January 21, 2009
War. Guns. Bullets. Combat Officers. Tanks. Paratroopers. Unfortunately, we've all become far too familiar with these terms.

Senseless Love

27 Kislev 5769 – December 24, 2008
One month ago, humanity woke up to a very dark world.

Senseless Love

One month ago, humanity woke up to a very dark world.

The Little Flame

20 Kislev 5769 – December 17, 2008
Once upon a time, there was a little flame that glowed brightly. Wherever this little flame went, it brought light and luminosity.

The Little Flame

Once upon a time, there was a little flame that glowed brightly. Wherever this little flame went, it brought light and luminosity.

Life’s Detours

6 Kislev 5769 – December 3, 2008
A few years ago, we were headed back home from a family vacation in the Laurentian Mountains.

Life’s Detours

A few years ago, we were headed back home from a family vacation in the Laurentian Mountains.

Get Me Out of Here!

21 Heshvan 5769 – November 19, 2008
The black fly was steadily crawling up and down my kitchen window screen. It was desperately − but methodically − seeking an escape, to get beyond the imprisoning panel of the screen, into the wide, open world.

Get Me Out of Here!

The black fly was steadily crawling up and down my kitchen window screen. It was desperately − but methodically − seeking an escape, to get beyond the imprisoning panel of the screen, into the wide, open world.

When It’s Time to Stop Being Nice!

7 Heshvan 5769 – November 5, 2008
Is there ever a time to say, "Enough! No more Mr. Nice guy for me!"

When It’s Time to Stop Being Nice!

Is there ever a time to say, "Enough! No more Mr. Nice guy for me!"

The Hardest Three Words to Say

30 Tishri 5769 – October 29, 2008
You and your spouse are driving along the highway. You begin to strongly suspect that you have missed your exit.

The Hardest Three Words to Say

You and your spouse are driving along the highway. You begin to strongly suspect that you have missed your exit.

Do You Know Where Your Teenager Is? An Ode to All Teens

24 Elul 5768 – September 24, 2008
Dedicated to my three teenagers

Spiritual Security Blankets

20 Tammuz 5768 – July 23, 2008
This past week my youngest child turned four.

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