אֲנִי יְשֵׁנָה וְלִבִּי עֵר

I was asleep, but my heart was wakeful (Song of Songs 5:2)

Song of Songs (שִׁיר הַשִּׁירִים), one of the last scrolls of the Tanach, is a long, winding, beautiful poem about love — two lovers praise each other, yearn for each other, and envelop each…

Miriam leading B’nei Israel in song, as they venture into the wilderness

If a child below the age of six lives in your home, or you are acquainted with one, you have most likely heard about the show Paw Patrol. For the uninitiated, Paw Patrol is a show about a…

A wooden dining room chair in the forest, during a snow storm, staring out at the Hudson River.

Nothing makes sense right now.

One day it will all make sense.

These are the dualities that we live in right now. We live in a time where we are both in the past and in the future — and quite disbelieving of the present. In the same week, I…

Jews are good at paradox. From a young age, we are both taught to be able to live with joy in the celebration of life, and the challenge of what it means to live as a Jewish person imbibed with the painful history of our people. Most of our holidays…

You don’t know me yet, but I promise you one day, you will. I just turned 36, which depending what age you’re reading this at — seems like an age you will never reach. You do reach it, I promise — see, here I am. I am writing to you…

My son has a new practice. For the last couple of weeks, I have noticed that whenever he feels that the energy in our home is getting too intense — say for example, because I’m chasing after the kids to put their shoes on in the morning — he will…

Mo Willems likes to hide pigeons in his books. When I first started to notice this, much to the delight of my children, I thought that it was as an homage to the series of books that launched his career. I didn’t know much about Mo Willems at the time…

Yali

Writer, Runner, Speaker, Teacher - Founder of The “I Am” Project www.iamproject.co

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