Rosh Hashanah Resolution: A Wish for the Community

For 5774, I resolve to be better about going to bed early and always getting enough sleep. When I’m well rested, everything seems to fall into place. But when I’m underslept, I’m less patient and less likely to be the person – and parent – I aspire to be. I’d also like to offer a … Continue reading

Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to be “Froshwhores”

If college was my Renaissance, high school was my Dark Ages. While there were some bright spots, I mostly loathed my four years of high school. It’s not that I was picked on, but I danced to a different drummer than most of my classmates. As a 30-something, I’m blissfully disconnected from high school in … Continue reading

Judging Ourselves as Parents

The Jewish New Year is a time for judgment and reflection, not celebration. We gather to take stock and consider all of the ways we have fallen short, sinned and transgressed. We beat our chests, and each pounding represents a sin that either we — or some other member of the community — committed over … Continue reading