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  Pondering Jew - How I Got This Way. A blog by Lieba Rudolph.
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Tishrei by Lieba_Rudolph
B"H Talk about "kitchen debate." Over the years, I've heard women discuss which holiday season is more demanding, the eight days of Pesach in the spring or Tishrei's month-long "season of rejoicing...
8XDZ_Fifth_grade.jpg The Blessing of an Imperfect Childhood by Lieba_Rudolph
B"H Nibble, nibble like a mouse. Who's that nibbling at my house? It was a thrill I'll never forget--my second grade debut as the wicked witch in "Hansel and Gretel." Apparently, I nailed the part;...
5HOG_IMG_0959.jpeg Why Our Crazy World Is Good for the Jews by Lieba_Rudolph
B"H As a mother, I learned that just because you don't get paid doesn't mean you don't work hard. It also doesn't mean you aren't hugely satisfied by the job and committed to succeeding. Motherhood...
JFOL_IMG_0919.jpeg The Woman Who Begs to Be Seen by Lieba_Rudolph
B"H "The whipped cream will just be a few minutes. Is that okay?" "Sure," I smiled. Being patient can be challenging for me, but I didn't mind this time. I was getting the "hot chocolate with whipp...
8EUO_FullSizeRender__7_.jpg Holy Nantucket! by Lieba_Rudolph
B"H Many years ago, I heard a speaker challenge an audience of up and coming Jewish community leaders: If a stranger walked through our homes and there was no conversation, how clearly would that p...
4 Things My Scale Taught Me about G-d by Lieba_Rudolph
B"H The other day, when my foot accidentally touched someone's electronic scale, I recoiled like I'd just stepped on a hot coal. A few zeroes passed over the digital screen. I instantly averted my ...
Politics in My Family by Lieba_Rudolph
B"H It wasn't as bad as finding out that the Unabomber was in our  mishpocha , but some family members were definitely disturbed. The Jewish Journal had disclosed the ancestry of a political  wunde...
Why People Hate G-d by Lieba_Rudolph
B"H "I know you don't agree with me but I feel religion is one of the biggest dividers  of all mankind.   Isis feels they are acting in the name of G-d, as did the Christian  Crusaders."     Our ol...
I3YE_IMG_8375__1_.PNG Tuesdays on Murray by Lieba_Rudolph
BH It's almost twenty years that I have been going out with Mrs. Miriam Rosenblum "on mivtzoyim." Tuesday is my day to pick her up, along with her wooden chair, Jewish brochures, and trusty poster ...
Got Guilt? by Lieba_Rudolph
BH If you're looking for the mothership of Jewish guilt, it can be found in our responsibility to rebuild the Third Temple, the Beis Hamikdash. Our Sages say that if we don't witness its rebuilding...