Category: Hasidic life

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Hasidic Garb

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Hasidic Garb

When you think of a Hasid, you think of someone with sidelocks, black hat, and a long black coat. But did you ever realize that there are many different variations of Hasidim? They all wear different kind of hats and some wear long coats, others […]

Struggling With Infertility In A Hasidic Community

Struggling With Infertility In A Hasidic Community

As an ultra-orthodox Hasidic girl, I always knew the way my life would pan out. The ultimate goal was to establish a home, be a good wife and mother and a devout Jew. It was what the Torah commanded us and what everyone did. Growing up, we played with dolls, re-enacting what […]

G-d knows what’s best for us.

G-d knows what’s best for us.

I just reread my last blog entry. I remember that night. The heartfelt prayers by the holy candles, wishing for clarity and a solution. I’m so glad to be able to tell you that our prayers have been answered. My son was accepted into a […]

My prayer for the 8th night of Hannukah

My prayer for the 8th night of Hannukah

It’s the 8th night of Hannukah. It’s written in our holy books that on the last night, you can ask G-d for anything you need. It’s an auspicious time for prayer and prayer requests. I am sitting by the menorah, together with my husband and […]

My complicated thoughts on the election

My complicated thoughts on the election

(disclaimer: some of it is religious in nature) This is a tough time to be American. I’m sure glad I don’t live there right now. Passions are running high, everyone has an opinion. Some are grieving, some are ecstatic. My facebook feed is a mix […]

9/11 thoughts on the heroes of the day

9/11 thoughts on the heroes of the day

9/11 Like everyone else, I clearly remember where I was when it happened. I was living in Israel at the time, married but no children yet. I worked full time as a cashier in a busy supermarket. I had heard about it from my husband […]

The first day of school

The first day of school

The first of september….bringing a thrill to parents everywhere. (Well, almost everywhere, I only found out recently that not everyone starts school at the 1st of September) My daughter started third grade today. Doesn’t matter which class they go in, there is always the anxiety […]

ThursdayTidbits: prayer 

ThursdayTidbits: prayer 

#ThursdayTidbit: Men and boys from 13 yrs old have to pray with a minimum of 10 men called a minyan. They have to do whatever they can not to miss praying with a minyan. There are 3 prayers a day: morning, afternoon and night. When […]

Thursday tidbits: Why do Hasidic Jews bring their own food?

Thursday tidbits: Why do Hasidic Jews bring their own food?

Every Thursday I share an interesting tidbit that you might not have known about Ultra-Orthodox Judaism on my FB page. Since not everyone follows me on there, I thought I’ll start sharing them here too! Remember that there are many kinds of Jews and I […]

The things we tell ourselves.

The things we tell ourselves.

“It sounded like a cliché topic to me, this writing prompt asking what I don’t like about myself. A real yawner. Haven’t we all been over this before?” Off the bat, this was an easy question to answer. There are many things I dislike about […]