Allergies!

My day begins as a perfectly sunny, breezy, late summer morning. But then we meet.

Stalemates Or Soulmates? Chochma/Bina Dichotomy Part II: “Joe, We Need to Talk!”

Joe is sitting in the den. The remote control keeps his hands busy while his unseeing eyes gaze straight ahead.

G-d’s Treasure Chest

I'm not sure what spurred it, but this morning, during my davening (prayers), my mind wandered.

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.

Celestial Sightings

With an active household and a busy lifestyle, my day, as for most people, is full of many mundane chores that need to be taken care of as part of the routine schedule.

Changing Lanes

I am driving along in my small silver sports car. The pace of the cars around me has suddenly become frenzied; the flow of traffic has thickened considerably; I have hit morning rush hour on Toronto's busy thoroughfares. I need to merge into traffic on a very busy main road. But I am stopped, stuck, as the cars whiz past me.

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.

A Lesson In Chinuch

Several years ago my husband and I were the directors of a seminary, which girls from all over the world attended.

The Second Time Around

Have you ever asked yourself-or anyone else: If you could live your life all over again, what different choices would you make?

Do You Live In A Fish Bowl?

Several months ago, at a children's rally, my 10-year-old son was the lucky winner of a raffle. His prize? A plump goldfish. It came in a plastic bag filled with water.

When It’s Time to Stop Being Nice!

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

A Tribute To Women

Behind every successful man, stands his wife - or so goes the proverbial saying. But what about behind every successful woman?

A Glimmer Of Contrasts

I've just read an autobiographical summary of R' Yisroel Meir Lau, former chief rabbi of Israel.

Silent Messages

It is almost exactly one year since my father-in-law, Rabbi Yankel Weisberg, passed away.

In The Fitting Room Of The Soul

Women love shopping. Just ask their husbands. They'll tell you.

The Longer, Shorter Way

"See, I was standing right there," I hold out the brochure for my children, pointing to the famous Panama Canal.

The Road Trip

We're on one of those really long family road trips. The kind that parenting experts advise will imprint fond memories on your children's psyche. (How's that for guilt?) And the kind on which you never leave home without a bottle of Tylenol and your favorite cup of strongly caffeinated, black coffee.

Why Did G-d Create Bullies?

He looks at me with such a wistful expression in his clear blue eyes. His young shoulders are sagging and he appears to be carrying the world's burdens.

Do You Live In A Fish Bowl?

Several months ago, at a children's rally, my 10-year-old son was the lucky winner of a raffle. His prize? A plump goldfish. It came in a plastic bag filled with water.

Words Whispered on a Dark Russian Night

From the moment that our eyes met and locked on Friday, at the first lecture that I gave at the retreat organized by the EJSN (European Jewish Study Network) in Davos, Switzerland, I sensed that we would be speaking more throughout the weekend.

Garbage

For the past two years, any time we've met our neighbors on our front lawn, near the street's curb, the discussion has invariably turned to the very pressing issue of... garbage.

How The Creation Story Teaches Us About The Essence Of Man And Woman

Against the backdrop of rolling valleys and mountains, and a sun bathing creation with its warmth, creation awaits it finale.

Feminine Soul

Dear Mrs. Weisberg, I enjoy your column and was deeply touched by the "bittersweet" simcha at the bris of your friend's Down Syndrome child that you wrote about several months ago.

Senseless Love

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

Will You Dream With Me?

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.

Everyone Has a Story

When I was invited a few months ago to lecture at a European retreat in Davos, Switzerland, that was hosted in the same luxury venue where the world economic leaders (including former president Bill Clinton) had met for their own economic summit a few years ago, I knew there was no way I'd refuse. The resort weekend was organized by Rabbi Sholom Liberow, director of the European Jewish Study Network (EJSN) and his wonderful wife, Leah.

Senseless Love

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

When You Mess Up

Ever wonder what might have happened had the first Adam reacted differently? I don't mean if Adam hadn't have eaten the forbidden fruit. I believe that somehow, on some level, that was a necessary component to our being human. We're not meant to be perfect angels, or mechanical robots, always following directions explicitly, and always doing the right thing. Temptation and failings, challenges and adventure are meant to be a part of our human journey.

Wonder Detergent

Last week, I bought a new brand of detergent. It promises to remove all stains, even those stubborn, impossible to remove ones--or your money back. Guaranteed.

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