Editors Note:  This article appears today on the JWI website.  JWI is one of my favorite magazines I heartily recommend a subscription not just for every Modern Jewish Bride, but also for every Modern Jewish Woman! 7 Ways to Make Shavuot Personal Try these creative strategies for adding spirituality, meaning and beauty to your holiday experience. By Aviva Norman Aviva Norman, a senior at Michigan State University, is a summer intern at Jewish Women International….


Shabbat Shalom I’m not going to lie.  The past two weeks have been crappy.  Mirah had to go to the emergency room after falling off a bounce house at a birthday party.  My father wound up in the ER the next day with stomach issues, I was rear ended in a car accident and worst of all two families in my “universe”  suffered tremendous losses of life.  My energy has been low and The Modern…


It happens every year The High Holidays come (either early or late but, never right on time), football season starts (Hook ‘Em Horns), the kids go back to school (one left for college this year) and the evaluation begins. Where was I at this time last year, what did I accomplish, where did I fail and where do I want to be at this time next year.   Of course recent events are the easiest to…


Wow!  What a week it has been. I admit it doesn’t happen often.  Usually, by Friday morning I am anxiously awaiting Friday afternoon as the time to turn off my email box and its not so subtle reminder of all there will be to do come Sunday.  But, on the rare Shabbat–like the one that begins tonight-I will take a deep breath, and sigh with happiness at how much I’ve managed to learn, grow and…


As written on The Modern Jewish Mitzvah This week the Torah portion is Vayeitzei. Any Bar/Bat Mitzvah students out there who have this portion have a lot to devour, discuss and learn! It’s one of those portions where I learn something new and personal to my life each time I read it and study. I am not all qualified to parse this portion down for you! Instead here are three different takes and lessons from…

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