Yay or Nay: A Bible Verse In A Non-Religious Magazine

I posted a rant a while back on my blog (Woman's Day Magazine Irks Me). For the record, I'm not some crazy devil-worshiper who gets offended easily and tries to censor every little thing. I just don't feel that it's appropriate for a non-religious magazine that intends to appeal to all women to have a bible verse as a feature in every issue....more

It's Women's History Month 2010 ANd My Daughter Becomes A Woman

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH 2010  ...more

Feminism and Judaism: The Fast of Esther, the Bravery of Vashti, and the Calm Before Purim

The three days before Esther went to speak to King Ahasuerus, she and her handmaidens fasted. Requesting an audience with her husband was tricky business, after all, her predecessor, Queen Vashti, had been executed for refusing to attend her husband's party ("attend" seems to be a child-friendly way of saying that the king wanted her to entertain his friends with an ancient, Persian-style pole dance). ...more

These women for me are trendsetter and ahead of their time. We all can learn lessons form Esther ...more

Need an answered prayer?

JMJ Do you have a prayer request? A special need?  Well, I spent all night placing a live webcam to Lourdes, France on my website, including a little mailbox to their prayer request email.  All kinds of weird computer problems kept cropping up, and I kept offering them up as a prayer, which did help to keep me from being annoyed.  Then... This morning I got an email from a friend who told me that today is OUR LADY OF LOURDES FEAST DAY!  Wow.  I had no idea!  That is just so cool... ...more

Head Scarves For Fashion Or Hair Loss Due To Medical Reasons

What does a woman do when they are faced with a bad hair day or worse than that no hair day?  All my life my hair was thin and lifeless....more

Donated Embryos and the New Israeli Ruling on Establishing Jewish Heritage

The arbitrating rabbis in Israel reversed an important decision concerning donor eggs this week; speeding through the passing of a new law and emotionally affecting even non-Israeli Jewish families. It's a case of a good impulse gone horribly, horribly wrong without regard to the emotional repercussions--either for the parents or the child. ...more

I feel like it's one of those things where what you'd do on paper and what you'd do in the ...more

Well, the Kids Can't Come Home - So How Are We Doing?

Here's what happens as we move through life:  our holidays are very different things.   Our older son and his new wife are living in London and traveling in the Middle East - sending enroute an "on our way" email.  .  Our younger son invited us to San Francisco but air fare and hotels are prohibitive.  My husband has a law school paper due in January.  My work as a web editor never ends.  This will NOT be a family time of year....more

Whoring Out Hanukkah

OK, so it's not really whoring anything but women for alcohol sales (business as usual, I suppose), but this poorly written press release for Agave99 Tequila made me embarrassed to be Jewish: ...more

Yeah!  I love your afterlife scenario for Mr. Silver.  Even better is that he gets ...more

CHRISTMAS: IT'S AFFECT ON FAMILY

Pumpkin Spice Latte & Frugalista Chic

Ahh... the holidays are upon us... Images of sugar plums dancing in our heads while dreaming if Santa Claus will be providing us with treats (or a big fat lump of coal) under our Christmas trees. Who am I kidding?! That is what I want.. those images on the books I read to my son at bedtime. ...more

I love the holiday drinks. I splurge on Starbucks too. That is actually one of my favorite ...more