Mom with a View
by Emuna Braverman
We all have insatiable desires.
How I learned to love winter.
While eating my Oreo-filled donut, I’m going to look at the tiny flickering flames and ponder all of God's kindnesses.
And how are you treating others?
In all my years of being a neighbor, I have never witnessed this happening.
We were overwhelmed by the kindness of others.
Suddenly the very thing we took for granted (and sometimes complained about) was taken away from us.
We went to see the breathtaking fall foliage. But there was one big problem: everything was green.
Don't let your drive for money compromise your values.
Why I love experiencing all four seasons.
How to deal with people's total lack of consideration.
Joy comes from taking pleasure in the moment and not dwelling on what's missing.
Living in a society where talk is cheap, we need to ensure that our words mean something.
Have you ever made plans to go out to dinner only to have something set you off or irritate you as you drove there?
Start the Jewish new year knowing your strengths.
We're not allowed to hurt others with our words, and that includes teasing and joking.
Why the mess, the constant cooking and the chaos are totally worth it.
Because I am guilty of taking my marriage for granted.
We give our friends and kids the benefit of the doubt. Shouldn't we do the same for the most important person in our life?
Children haven’t yet learned to worry about what others think of them and to put others in restrictive boxes with alienating labels.
It's very hard for me to forgive anyone who has hurt my child.
So many of us are longing to be in Israel where the connection to spirituality is more tangible, more vibrant, more real.
Many fractured unions did not survive, but strong marriages got even stronger.
I'm trying to overcome this destructive habit.
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you."
The world is opening up again and now is the time to concretize your post-pandemic commitment to change.
The summer blackouts have arrived.
What lessons do you want to take with you into your post-pandemic existence?
Recognizing the gift of Torah.
There's a good reason why you probably haven't heard of the astronaut who recently died.
Even thousands of miles away, it’s our sorrow too. It’s our family in pain.
They're newly married and we already made a faux pas.
It is truly amazing to live in a community of such kindness.
The cashier's shocking comment about my age sent me into a tailspin.
The real work of Passover begins now.
We don’t need to return to “normal” in order to be happy.
True freedom has nothing to do with our external circumstances - whether we can dine out or not. It's about our ability to choose.
When we let go of prior expectations (and dare I say prejudices), it’s amazing what we can discover.
We live in a noisy world. Can't there be a few spots where quiet still reigns?
Another good reason to dress up this year.
I thought I was free of that proverbial green-eyed monster, but then friends of ours got vaccinated before we did.
For a few reasons, it's been rather hard this year.
Why I’m going on a news diet.
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