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  Pondering Jew - How I Got This Way. A blog by Lieba Rudolph.
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...
Go to the Principle by Lieba_Rudolph
BH I don't think I've ever had a more honest conversation with my sister-in-law Wendy than I had with her on the phone the other day.  I asked her for some honest feedback about my blog. She's the ...
The One-Minute Weight Loss Miracle by Lieba_Rudolph
BH I first heard about Yehuda Cohen after my husband Zev and son Izzy were in Jerusalem last fall. I heard how they went to a store to buy some gifts and the owner didn't want to take a credit card...
Is G-d a Feminist? by Lieba_Rudolph
B”H If the saying is true that “Jews are like everyone else, only more so,” it should be even “more so” true about Jewish women. She is traditionally revered as “the crown of her husband,” yet she ...
The Unlimited Trust Fund by Lieba_Rudolph
B"H When I was becoming observant, I used to to try to explain all my amazing revelations to the people I was closest to, but quickly saw how uncomfortable it made them, so I stopped. Well, let's j...
A Tree Grows in Pittsburgh by Lieba_Rudolph
B"H   Let's see a show of virtual hands. Who here wants to be great?   I'm thinking that even though we can't see who admitted to wanting it, most of us fall into one of two categories: either we'r...
The Annoying Rabbi Question by Lieba_Rudolph
B”H It looks like I’ve arrived. My blog post about not shaking hands has officially annoyed someone I don’t know. I’m not sure how annoyed she is since I don’t know her, but she’s telling me her ra...
The No Handshake Thing by Lieba_Rudolph
BH “Why did you think he’d be interested in your blog?” my husband Zev and daughter Rivky asked incredulously as we left the Apple store. “Well, he asked me to repeat the name which is more than so...
What's Bothering Them? by Lieba_Rudolph
B"H This Shabbos is the tenth day of Shevat, known in the world of Chabad as Yud Shevat, the celebration of the day in 1951, when Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson became Rebbe. On Yud Shevat in 1989, m...
How I Got This Way by Lieba_Rudolph
I grew up in the 1960's and 1970's in Squirrel Hill, the predominantly affluent Jewish neighborhood in Pittsburgh. I had strong Jewish feelings, yet the religion I experienced in my Reform synagogu...