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  Pondering Jew - How I Got This Way. A blog by Lieba Rudolph.
The Ideal Jewish Marriage by Lieba_Rudolph
BH I have a bad habit. Now you already know from my willingness to disclose it that it's not that bad. But, still, ever since I was a young girl, I have not been able to kick the tendency to manicu...
What are we afraid of? by Lieba_Rudolph
BH I went with my daughter Mushkie for a sonogram shortly before her baby was born. The technician coordinated the procedure with two-handed dexterity, maneuvering the scanner, clicking the keyboar...
EN14_Hello_my_name_is_Jewish_page_001.jpg Hello, my name is.... by Lieba_Rudolph
BH Almost two years ago exactly, my father went into the hospital. His behavior had become extremely bizarre after he increased the dosage of the medicine he took to treat his Parkinson's disease. ...
I Feel Bad for Donald Sterling by Lieba_Rudolph
B"H I'm not ashamed to admit that I love to read obituaries. Even if one isn't all that interesting, at least it's short. And they're written for the uninitiated so they're easy to understand. And ...
A Little "Frozen" Goes A Long Way by Lieba_Rudolph
BH "Frozen what?" That’s what my husband Zev asked on Tuesday night when the kids said they wanted to get "Frozen." He thought maybe there was an ice cream store that had opened minutes after Pesac...
Why Is My Family Different from All Other Families? by Lieba_Rudolph
BH What is it with Jews and food? My guess is that our preternatural preoccupation with our gastrointestinal tracts began with the holiday of Pesach. But it's not surprising, given the Chassidic te...
How I Treat My American Idol by Lieba_Rudolph
BH If you have tuned in to the Chabad world within the last several weeks, you have probably heard about the tragic passing of Rashi Minkowicz, a 37-year-old mother of eight and Chabad emissary in ...
We Are All Out of Order by Lieba_Rudolph
BH Last evening, my husband and I went on our first post-winter walk around the neighborhood and we bumped into another couple we have known for several years, Fern and Alan. “I  love  your blog!” ...
Where Did I Come From? by Lieba_Rudolph
BH First I had to overcome that it sounded like  blob , as in,"The Blob," still the scariest movie I ever saw. But now, I love the word because I love to blog. There was writing, and there was talk...
Making Peace with My Past by Lieba_Rudolph
BH The best part about growing up and staying in Pittsburgh is that you get to track people for generations. The down side, if you want to call it that, is that you can never escape your past. Ther...