How I Use Facebook Without Using Facebook

This Sunday morning, as I crash-landed from three days on Planet Rosh Hashana, my wonderful friend Leah Aharoni announced that, following a lot of reflection over the holiday, she had made a resolution for the New Year:
She wanted to get off Facebook.
I told her that I understood that since I had made a similar decision [...]

How I Succeeded in 5774 – My Rosh Hashana Review

I love to begin the New Year with a really luscious New Fruit.
This Rosh Hashana, I am looking forward to a special New Fruit experience. We will eat the pomelos from our tree for the first time ever and say a shechiyanu blessing.
Some of my readers may recall that this pomelo tree caused me dilemmas [...]

How I Found Inner Peace in this Time of War

There is a war raging here in Israel.
Though we’re blessedly removed from the front line here in Jerusalem, I can’t escape the images of destruction that dominate the big TV screen when I enter a store; nor the constant talk of rockets raining down on Israel’s biggest cities; nor the procession of visitors coming too [...]

What Jewish Women Want from a Business Conference

Has this ever happened to you:
You hear about a business event that sounds right up your alley. Even though the timing, location and/or pricing don’t really work for you, you make the effort to go.
You put on your good shaitel or tie or t-shirt or whatever you call “dressed to impress.”
You get there.
And then…
Let’s just [...]

The Secret Ecstasy of Business Failure

Let me tell you a really great, old Jewish story.
Over 200 years ago, there lived a Rabbi. He was a great Torah scholar and a Rosh Yeshiva, and he was also a wealthy man. He owned a lumber business and a ship that transported the lumber down the river. It was a very lucrative industry in [...]

The Best of Erev Pesach

It’s the 4th Pesach of My Parnasa, so I decided to take a magical history tour back through my Pesach Posts over the years. Here are three interesting ones that I found:
In 2013, we had the somewhat infamous: Would You Like a Side of Bacon With Your Matza?
That one explored my discovery that I was [...]