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  Pondering Jew - How I Got This Way. A blog by Lieba Rudolph.
What I Learned from My Famous Relative by Lieba_Rudolph
BH The woman was sitting on the curb outside the car wash, talking on her cell phone. Elkie was sure we had the right person. "Maya?" I asked. "One second," she said to the person on the phone. She...
Why I Think About Death a Lot by Lieba_Rudolph
BH My friend Amy asked me recently why I was obsessed with death. I laughed at the time but I wasn't embarrassed. She's right. It goes way back, I'm sure, but at this point, I'm not "obsessed." I d...
Let's Talk About Love by Lieba_Rudolph
B"H It wasn't a day for a barbecue and it wasn't a day for a shopping. Last Sunday was the Seventeenth of Tammuz, the fast day beginning the Jewish mourning period known as the Three Weeks. This pe...
Is There a Name for What Happened to Me? by Lieba_Rudolph
Fasting is not fun. No coffee presents headache challenges. Some people get weak and others get tired. I get cold, which makes me way crabbier than being hungry could ever do. But I looked at the w...
Beyond the Rainbow by Lieba_Rudolph
BH Our youngest son Sholom peered over my shoulder as I began writing this post. "Don't do it," he cautioned as soon as he saw the word "rainbow." "Just let me try," I insisted. "We'll see where it...
Why Is This Woman Smiling? by Lieba_Rudolph
BH When I was growing up, my extended family included my grandmother's cousin, Sara. She wasn't very big, with her face made memorable by a pair of dimples and eyes that twinkled when she smiled, w...
My Favorite Family Trip by Lieba_Rudolph
B"H When I first heard the word in grade school, I didn't know exactly what it meant, I just knew I hated doing it. My family and I were on vacation in Washington, D.C., and I asked my mother about...
7PYM_kinus.jpg The Boots at the Banquet by Lieba_Rudolph
B"H "If you don't have anything to write about, then don't write this week." That was the advice my daughter Elkie gave me when I told her I wasn't sure what to write about. No thought, no experien...
Take Me to Your Leader by Lieba_Rudolph
B"H I’ve never actually had a conversation with an alien, but I do think I have some idea what it feels like to be one. At our first authentic Shabbos experience, twenty-eight years ago, my husband...
Take Me to Your Leader by Lieba_Rudolph
B"H I've never actually had a conversation with an alien, but I do think I have some idea what it feels like to be one. At our first authentic Shabbos experience, twenty-eight years ago, my husband...