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Mazal Tov again! Beautiful article!
Toggle Commented Aug 11, 2011 on Kol ALEPH at Velveteen Rabbi
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congrats! they are so lucky to have you!!!!
Toggle Commented Jul 1, 2011 on Congregational at Velveteen Rabbi
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so so so so cute! loved it! she is precious!
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Emily Sper's Passover: Go Fish is excellent! http://www.emilysper.com
Toggle Commented Apr 8, 2011 on Passover activities for kids at Parent Hacks
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I love this! I wish you had been able to dream more about what he said!
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This was a beautiful post, Rachel. I love the image of the rabbi-mama! It takes a village to raise a child, and I'm sure it takes an even larger and more organized village for a rabbi-mama!
Toggle Commented Mar 28, 2011 on Tasks which have no limit at Velveteen Rabbi
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Happy, happy birthday Rachel!
Toggle Commented Mar 21, 2011 on Happy new year, of a sort at Velveteen Rabbi
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So excited to host you in Needham! Can't wait to meet you at last!
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here's another poem that I love on a similar theme - I believe it's Danny Siegel May your eyes sparkle with the light of Torah, and your ears hear the music of its words. May the space between each letter of the scrolls bring warmth and comfort to your soul. May the syllables draw holiness from your heart, and may this holiness be gentle and soothing to you and all God's creatures. May your study be passionate, and meanings bear more meanings until life arrays itself to you as a dazzling wedding feast. And may your conversation, even of the commonplace, be a blessing to all who listen to your words and see the Torah glowing on your face.
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I love this part: Torah will splash from every faucet fill our cups to overflowing quench our thirst with joy. --Adena
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I sat on a jury a number of years ago in downtown Boston. They made the me head juror (or whatever you call it) and it was pretty embarrassing. Anyway, the case was about a guy who punched another guy in a bar, and the bouncer who intervened. I don't remember all the details, but the way I saw it, and the way the rest of the folks on the jury saw it, was very different. I remember that I ended up having to defer to the majority. Interesting experience...
Toggle Commented Jan 25, 2011 on Civil Service at verbatim
I'm here. Enjoy your blog very much. Stop over to mine if you have a chance! http://www.motherthoughts.com
Toggle Commented Jan 14, 2011 on De-Lurk Thyself at verbatim
Besides being angry at cancer, check out these groups that do important work on the environmental links to breast cancer (and other cancers): Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition http://www.mbcc.org National Breast Cancer Coalition http://www.stopbreastcancer.org/ Breast Cancer Action http://www.bcaction.org/ Susan Love's Army of Women http://www.armyofwomen.org/ Only if we find out what causes breast cancer, can we prevent our daughters from getting it.
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a double mazal tov!!!!
Toggle Commented Jan 10, 2011 on Announcing 70 Faces at Velveteen Rabbi
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Congrats! Fabulous news! We'd love to have you speak if you head east, at Temple Aliyah in Needham, MA!
Toggle Commented Dec 17, 2010 on Happy book news at Velveteen Rabbi
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Rachel, Not sure if you know of this blog, but this post really made me think of you http://2boychiksand1meidele.blogspot.com/2010/09/right-here-right-now.html --Adena
Toggle Commented Sep 29, 2010 on Hoshanot at Velveteen Rabbi
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Joya, congrats on your new blog! It sounds fantastic! --Adena
Toggle Commented Sep 15, 2010 on Transparency at Living Life Authentically
congrats on this wonderful "mention"!!!!
Toggle Commented Sep 12, 2010 on Welcome, new readers! at Velveteen Rabbi
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I remember well how the changing table was the center of the universe for a time...so I really appreciate this poem!
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I love this! I think it's the perfect antidote to Merle Feld's "We all stood together". Is it alright if I post your poem to my blog? I think you are amazing to write poetry while caring for such a young baby!
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I found something by Margaret Atwood in Ha'aretz http://www.haaretz.com/haaretz-authors-edition/the-shadow-over-israel-1.293653 "The Shadow is not the Palestinians. The Shadow is Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians, linked with Israeli’s own fears. The worse the Palestinians are treated in the name of those fears, the bigger the Shadow grows, and then the fears grow with them; and the justifications for the treatment multiply."
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very good point! I think everyone is so attached to doing "the right thing" these days... it's out of hand...and I do remember Hawaiian Punch as well :-)
Toggle Commented May 18, 2010 on Water at verbatim
thank you for being so honest about this. it's particularly wonderful (for me) to hear you talk about things like not having time to lay tefillin. first of all, the fact that you used to lay tefillin is so great (and pretty unusual)! and the fact that you don't have time now is just so real and honest. and it will get better and easier, but I appreciate how you are wrestling with Judaism and being a new mom - thank you!
Toggle Commented Apr 28, 2010 on Time-bound at Velveteen Rabbi
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Rachel, I feel for you. The 6-8 week point can be so hard. You are SO tired, and the baby is SO fussy. I promise it will get better, but I can definitely understand how this impacts your prayer and spiritual life. Here is something I wrote during that time - it's not about prayer, but may at least make you feel like you aren't the only one feeling this way. http://www.motherthoughts.com/2008/03/my-breastfeeding-story.html
Toggle Commented Jan 22, 2010 on The nursing mother tallit at Velveteen Rabbi
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I'm so impressed that you are writing at all with a little fussy baby strapped on your chest...don't put yourself down for not commenting on others... you are amazing! and beautiful poem as well!
Toggle Commented Jan 7, 2010 on This week's portion: labor at Velveteen Rabbi
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