Dinner in the shadow of Shabbat.

If you were tasked with teaching people to love one another, with spreading peace and harmony around the world, and you had all of the best traditions of faith available for your use and development, then why on earth would you leave weekly family dinner in the dust? Of all the things you could choose … Continue reading Dinner in the shadow of Shabbat.

Every mom’s Jean Valjean moment.

It's coming for you, as it came for me.  It comes for us all. You can (over) prepare yet still be surprised, caught off guard, when it happens. You might think you are ready, having known what to expect from the beginning.  You got your groove back, maybe more than once.  You carefully bent to … Continue reading Every mom’s Jean Valjean moment.