About the Author

Bassi Gruen

Bassi Gruen is a licensed social worker, a professional writer, and the editorial director of Targum Press. She''s published hundreds of articles in numerous Jewish publications. Bassi is the author of "A Mother's Musings", a collection of stories about the challenges and joys, the fears and the hopes of motherhood. She lives with her husband, her children, and her dreams in Beitar Illit.


It's mundane. It's magical. It's motherhood.

A Kiss from Above

Don't wait for a near miss with a bus to realize that God is guiding your every step.

Rebuilding after Destruction

How one man reacted when his only son was murdered.

Rebuilding after Destruction

How one man reacted when his only son was murdered.

Oblivious to the Music

Would you notice one of the world's greatest violinists playing in the midst of rush hour?

Of Fares and Fairness

What you see is often not what you get.

What Empty Nests are Filled With

On that Friday night, I got a vision of how I want my nest to look when it is no longer filled with little ones.

Stranger on the Hospital Stairs

As the Jewish nation defends its very existence, grief and pain surround us. It all stems from one source.

Among the Blessed

Must we first be denied a gift in order to feel gratitude upon receiving it?

Uncork the Love

It's easy to love when there's no anger, no defiance, no impatience. But what happens when they start growing up?

Eleven Fingers

It's not about give and take; it's about give and give.

The Stolen Hour

They were stealing the only hour in the entire week that was mine.

My Mother's Cough

Every time I hear it, my heart lifts. My mother is near and I am safe.

Hide and Seek

Suddenly, my son and I were once again embroiled in a power struggle.

Black Friday in Wal-mart

They came to shop and ended up killing.

Nothing's been the Same

Life sure has changed, my little one, ever since you've joined the family.

Daddy, Don't Leave Us

When was the last time we begged our Father to bring us back home?

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