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REVIEW & EXCERPT: There’s a Shark in the Mikvah! A mitzvah book with BITE?

If I say “mikveh book,” do you groan inside?  Do you think of a book that might be Important to read, with a capital I?  Heavy, serious, but not all that fun?This is not that book.The hilarious cover… Read more

It’s Kislev – is your pocket full of heart?

Want to see something cool?Both of my kids’ schools are making a huge deal out of something I’ve literally never noticed.  The name of the current Hebrew month, Kislev (כסלו), can be divided - with o… Read more

My mother’s favourite* joke

My mother has a joke.  Maybe you’ve heard it before?So a guy goes to the doctor.  Says, “Doctor, it hurts when I go like this.”
And the doctor says, “So don’t go like that.”
This was almost literally m… Read more

9 things you’ve got to stop saying about mental illness… and 4 questions to ask yourself instead.

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

The family tree of grief – a quote

Have you lost somebody you loved?Of course you have.  I know from all the people who spoke to me and shared stories after my brother Eli died in the spring.  Maybe you told me yours.  I loved hearing… Read more

MamaLand Review: Elisha Davidson, the kosher Harry Potter –?

Are you ready for a wild ride?  I hope so, because writer M. R. (Rhonda) Attar has just released the first in what promises to be a trilogy of adventure books about young Elisha Davidson, Elisha Davi… Read more

Enter to win: “Chanukah Monsters” Chanukah Disaster giveaway!

Chanukah’s coming… What could go wrong???Well, Murphy’s Law of Holidays says anything that CAN go wrong WILL go wrong when it comes to holiday seasons.  But there’s no reason we can’t laugh about it … Read more

FREE Chanukah Monsters colouring book

Like it, Share it, pass it along!  Here’s the link:  http://bit.ly/coloringchanukah(You may have to join CurrClick if you haven't already, but membership is free, and this was easier than hosting… Read more

Why I wrote a Jewish book about Christmas.

I’ve spent years creating picture books, stories and curriculum materials on every possible Jewish theme.  But when I sat down to write my first chapter book for slightly older readers, I surprised m… Read more

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