Wedding Gift Tips

It’s definitely wedding season. Here are some tips for choosing and buying wedding presents:   As we’ve said, people do prefer gifts off their registries. Bed, Bath, and Beyond is a really popular place for registering, and here’s a great tip: if you go straight to customer service in any …

Giving Blood

Have you ever given blood? My first time was during the spring of my seminary year. A friend invited me along to Tachana Merkazit (Central Bus Station) where Magen David Adom had a donation center set up. I had thought of donating before but never found out where to go so …

Secrets of Adulthood

Author Gretchen Rubin (also mentioned here) keeps a running list of “Secrets of Adulthood” – a list of principles about life she’s “managed to grasp as…an adult”.   Here are some of my favorites from Gretchen:   Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good (Voltaire). People don’t notice …

Shavuos Learning

Do you have any shiurim for Shavuos to recommend? This class by Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller (free registration on Naaleh required) is about preparing for Shavuos – connecting to the idea that Matan Torah forms the core of our emunah, and to the belief that we are essentially good. One point from …