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What we’re doing for school this summer.

So did I mention we’re homeschooling again?At least for the summer.  Does that make me the kind of wannabe / poseur I hate?  Or an earnest parent trying hard to make something work during weird, tran… Read more

The thing I didn’t expect (the thing you’re hiding).

NOTE: One year after my brother Eli's death in 2014, I published a book about the intertwining of our lives and his struggle with schizophrenia. This post and many other writings are included, in… Read more

Why you need to join my mailing list and take over the world (a manifesto).

Don’t cringe.  I know the phrase “mailing list” sounds so 1998, but this post is my appeal to you to sign up for my mailing list.  I’ll tell you why in a minute.  But first, I want to tell you who I … Read more

New kids’ siddurs from Koren give Artscroll a run for its money.

If there’s one thing that causes hand-wringing and hair-pulling in the Torah homeschooling world, it’s choosing a siddur.It makes sense, doesn’t it?We’re passionate about educating our kids, We’re p… Read more

“Water, water”: Insanity and Torah Thought (for the shloshim of my brother Eli)

NOTE: One year after my brother Eli's death in 2014, I published a book about the intertwining of our lives and his struggle with schizophrenia. This post and many other writings are included,… Read more

Come meet the king of creepy Jewish kids’ books.

Creepy.Sorry, but that’s what comes to my mind when I think of Eric Kimmel.  Creepy, as in the very best kind of creepy Jewish books:  ghosts, ghouls, goblins and all things paranormal.  Hershel and … Read more

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