Pesach is one of the few Jewish holidays that baalei teshuva (BTs) and frum from births (FFBs) can both reminisce about. Sure, a BT’s memories may be more about Manischewitz wine, background TV in the other room, and driving home after seder, while a FFB’s memories are more about matzah measuring charts, ziploc bags of lettuce, and giggling during silent matzah-eating sessions. Yet for most Jews, Passover memories form some part of their Jewish experience, notwithstanding dif
The concept of tsnius was never really a struggle for me. A contributing factor was that dressing modestly according to halacha was something that I took on myself, and in intervals. When my parents joined the Orthodox community when I was 12 years old, I was not pressured to start “dressing tsniusly” the minute we moved onto the frum block. No one was in a rush. It was in that atmosphere that I decided on my own to only wear skirts, and even to stop wearing short sleeves whi
I've enjoyed writing for various blogs, papers and websites over the past few years. The way it works is I'll have an idea, write the piece and then send it to the publication that seems to be the best fit. I have a few "Visionary Influencers" in my life. It's a term I've coined for people who have a vision for who you are and what you can accomplish, who influence and inspire you to act. You see, my nature isn't to hustle unless I have a real reason to do so, and that reason
A blank screen with no should's and shouldn't's. A platform to create, customize, and control the message on my terms. The ability to press publish and not wait for someone else's approval. It's a giddy feeling for a writer who is used to publishing for certain audiences in certain forums, structured by the publication's mission, ethos and target audience. Indeed, a blog is public, and once one's word is out it can't be taken back, but to blog, at least for the first time, fe
Bucket list wish fulfilled over here! Welcome to my website, where you will find my published articles as well as blog posts about Orthodoxy life and living! Stay tuned for my first blog post coming soon...