Pen-Pals

My first grade teacher and I are pen-pals. (Snail mail, ink and paper pen-pals). We’ve been writing letters since she retired and moved down South, some thirteen years ago. Before she moved away at the end of her last year teaching, my former first grade teacher visited each of the …

Ollivander’s

Sometimes I think my dating life is like Harry Potter’s visit to Ollivander’s to buy a wand. It’s an encouraging thought. (Can we expect great things?)   …”Right then, Mr. Potter. Try this one. Beechwood and dragon heartstring. Nine inches. Nice and flexible. Just take it and give it a …

Ma’ariv

Over Pesach at my grandparents’, I read parts of Tuesday at Dawn by Ruth Attias, a short collection of the teachings of Rebbetzin Kanievsky a”h. The rebbetzin was known to advise people in need of a yeshuah to add a new tefillah to their daily line-up. Well, I’m in need …