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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

Poopa Dweck: Aromas of Aleppo

I recently attended a very interesting lecture at Netanya's Laniado Hospital. The venue for the lecture may give you an erroneous impression: it had nothing to do with disease; on the contrary, it had much to do with the delights of good health.

Spiritual Security Blankets

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

The Essence Of Evil

22 Sivan 5768 – June 25, 2008
If you were to stare evil in the eye, what would you see? What would be its character traits? What would form its origins?

Religion Is Not A Quick Fix

25 Nisan 5768 – April 30, 2008
Not only was I raised in a "religious" home, but with my father serving for the last 50 years as the rabbi of our − at first fledging, and now, vibrant − Toronto community, I was given the endearing designation of being "the rabbi's daughter."

Getting Past The Whatever Attitude

7 Adar I 5768 – February 13, 2008
A parent turns to her teenaged son and asks, "What's bothering you?" "Whatever," answers the kid with a disconsolate shrug.

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