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  Pondering Jew - How I Got This Way. A blog by Lieba Rudolph.
59KC_IMG_0601__2___1_.JPG My Mother's Unintentional Gift by Lieba_Rudolph
BH    I have often thought that people should write their own obituaries. Toward that end, I have even started writing my own. Why should I leave it to others to decide what's important to share ab...
4EL7_Screen_Shot_2016_02_25_at_11.52.00_AM.png Guest Blogger on a Difficult Day by Lieba_Rudolph
  B"H This is Elkie Abend, I am Lieba Rudolph's oldest daughter, and I am the guest blogger this week since unfortunately my mother is unable to post today on her beloved blog. Today is her mother'...
2HTQ_f2431c64df084587a102d6013a3e22e3.jpg Not the Same Legoland by Lieba_Rudolph
BH Our oldest granddaughter Leah told me that I was repeating myself, that I kept calling out, "it's so clever!" as I passed each Lego display. She was right. Why did I find Legoland to be fascinat...
FMB6_FullSizeRender__1_.jpg What Happened When I Stopped Being Religious by Lieba_Rudolph
BH Everybody laughs about the Ten Commandments becoming the Ten Suggestions, but nobody even suggests remembering the Sabbath and keeping it holy anymore. I know why. Shabbos observance smacks of e...
4L05_image1.JPG Why don't we get it? by Lieba_Rudolph
BH I really don't like writing posts when I'm feeling so agitated. I'd much rather write about, say, the challenge of lighting Shabbos candles on time. Good, clean Jewish fun. But I just read a sto...
KZ7C_ef5d957fcf6f807a2ec1cb2fd3857ca5.jpg The Best Chabad Convention of All by Lieba_Rudolph
BH Carolyn looked genuinely pleased when I told her my boarding pass directed me to cozy up in the seat next to her. I saw this as a miracle. The plane from Pittsburgh to New York was half empty, y...
1PKH_image1__2_.jpeg If You Can Read This, Thank a Shlucha by Lieba_Rudolph
BH Today, I am one of thousands of women converging on New York to attend an annual convention. But not just any annual convention. This one breaks the record for being the largest women's conventi...
A2KU_fa67612634a7c99309acef812c9f0b76.jpg 5 Lessons from The Great Escape Room by Lieba_Rudolph
BH I didn't know what to expect from my family's trip to The Great Escape Room, other than that I would give up soon after I started. I do not perform well under pressure. Why are these rooms poppi...
FYBM_Attachment_1.jpeg What Makes a Happy Birthday? by Lieba_Rudolph
  B"H I started this piece several times, often in my head in the middle of the night when I couldn't sleep. It's always hard to follow up a successful blog post, and last week's post got lots of v...
DUXD_39ead7dd13060ab4b5520c900da8db56.jpg Traveling in Kosher Style by Lieba_Rudolph
  BH All the people we told about our road trip from Pittsburgh to Florida said we had to stop in Charleston, South Carolina, so we did. What they didn't tell us was that one of the best things abo...