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It's My Birthday and YOU Get the Gift!

Greetings & Blessings My Friend, I was giving one of my colleagues a ride to school the other day. She was telling me in detail about her plans for the summer. It took almost the whole half hour commute! She had nearly every day of the eight-week vacation booked solid. Then she turned to me and asked, "And what are your plans for the summer?" "I have none," I replied, "I like to leave it wide open. It's such an adventure that way." Of course, I have some ideas (always!) but I like to let them unfold in delightful ways, usually taking the form of new books and creative courses - and lots of small adventures with my grandchildren. Even...

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Shavuos Celebrates Our Torah - Shavuot Artnotes

Greetings & Blessings My Friend, A few nights ago, our 6-year-old granddaughter spent the night at our house. When it came time to say the bedtime Shema prayers, she pulled the covers over her head. "Don't want to." “Please,” we said.  "Don't want to." My wise husband sat down beside her and told her, “We’re not asking you to do it for us, you know. We’re just reminding you that saying Shema makes Hashem happy. Don’t you want to make G-d happy?” “Yes!” she said, throwing the covers off her head and, covering her eyes, she happily recited “Shema Yisrael…” I heard a beautiful thought from Rabbi Reuven Wolf. When G-d gave the Torah to Moshe at Mt. Sinai, the...

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God Quotes

God Quotes This art is from Rae's book The Secret Art of Talking to God - available HERE.   Imagine that your boss told you that he values you so much that he has chosen YOU to receive a special gift, a bonus more valuable than anything you have ever received before in your entire life! It is a gift so precious and rare that he can’t give it to you immediately. It’s going to take some time to prepare for it. In 50 days you are going to get this special gift. Can you imagine how excited you would be? You would look forward to receiving this precious gift with such great anticipation that you’d be counting the days. Today...

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Passover Quotes Printable & Instructions for your own Moshiach Seudah

Passover Quotes Printable & Instructions for Your Conducting Your Own Passover Moshiach Seudah The Passover Moshiach SeudahBanquet of Moshiach for the 8th Day of Passover When I was growing up, we always had a Passover seder and we ate matzah for a week and then Passover just kind of disappeared. But I never knew that the last two days of Pesach are also holy days and a powerful time for the spiritual energy of liberation and redemption from whatever is holding us back. The 7th night of Passover celebrates the many miracles that G-d performed for us at the splitting of the sea. We relive the experience by staying up all night, studying Torah and absorbing the holiness of this special night. On...

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Passover 2018

  Preparing Peacefully for a Panic-Free Passover Together, we are going into the preparations for Pesach with joyful determination, meaningful mindfulness, and the happy hum of organized, purposeful Passover preparations. Really. Over the next few blog posts I'll be sharing Passover Tips & Tricks, Meditations for those overwhelming moments, and Pesach Checklists galore. I wouldn't call myself a maven.I'm not the best balabusta. But, hey! You know me.I take really good notes.And I've asked the wise and wonderful Jewish women of Facebook to share their best Passover tips, tricks and EASY recipes with us.  I've put all of the lists into a convenient e-book that you can easily download and print, along with a bonus Passover shopping list you'll want...

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