Tag: Friends


The Tichel vs Sheitel Situation

So you may remember… (and by that I mean you better remember :)) the blog I recently wrote about dressing as my friend Mel and wearing her tichel (scarf). If you haven’t read it yet, that’s ok… read it now. We will wait. I’m Wearing a Tichel! Okay, so my friend Mel had made the choice to only wear tichels after much consideration. Her husband is Sephardi and prefers scarves so that is the way she went… until we attended that wig sale… I walked into the town home to go play......

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I’m wearing a tichel!
Judaism |
March 18, 2012

I’m wearing a tichel!

I am pretty sure that half of my readers just said “huh?” to themselves and another chunk are about to comment “Mazal tov!” 🙂 For the first group: A tichel is a head scarf married Jewish women wear. For the second group and now the first who are in the mazal tov category: No, I have not gotten married. 🙂 Recently we celebrated the Jewish holiday of Purim. My personal favorite holiday of the Jewish year (maybe because I was born on Purim and it is my Hebrew birthday). Purim is NOT......

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My Friend Mayim

That sounds like she is imaginary but it’s not. I am very excited because an article I wrote about Mayim Bialik just went up on Chabad.org. So exciting because I have been A. working on this piece for a while, B. wanting to have an article go live on Chabad for a long time, C. Mayim is amazing and I am so excited to share her awesomeness.     Here’s an except. Go read it! In a sense I had known Mayim Bialik most of my life. I grew up with her......

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Recharge. Refresh. Return.
Judaism |
February 21, 2012

Recharge. Refresh. Return.

I am returning home from a pilgrimage to one of my spiritual homelands, Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Visiting Crown Heights is a chance for me to plug-in and recharge my Judaism and spirituality. Living in gulous or the diaspora makes Judaism and being observant a challenge. Lack of kosher options, living around people who don’t follow the same rules and who don’t see the reason for them, constantly explaining why and what… It starts to take a toll. And while I love to teach others about my traditions and why I do what......

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HackerPocalypse 2011 – The Lesson

If you would like to start this journey with me by reading part one, HackerPocalypse 2011 – The Story, please feel free. So yesterday, I told you the emotional parts, the sadness and sorrow of the losing 10+ years of email and memories. Today I am going to talk technical. If this has happened to you, here are the things you need to know. First of all, though I am a very savvy web person, I think I was the victim of a spam email. It looked like it was coming from......

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HackerPocalypse 2011 – The Story

Here is the first part of a two-part story. This is the story of HackerPocalypse 2011. I am a savvy online person. I can spot scams a mile away. I debunk chain letters and forwards. This scam was so insidious that I was caught in its web. If I was caught, you could be too. This first part is the story of what happened, the next blog will be about how to prevent it and what to do when it happens to you. As my cousin said, “There are two kinds of......

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Two Cool Jews Being Cool Jews in Soho

I have two amazing friends. Okay, I set myself up for that one. I have many cool friends but today I want to talk about two in particular. I met Esty and Dovi Scheiner what feels like a million years ago. Dovi’s brother is a rabbi in Colorado who my family is close with and I met them at a bar mitzvah. It is Dovi’s sister-in-law Chani as well as Esty and Dovi themselves that I have to thank for my amazing spiritual journey into Orthodox Judaism and Chabad in particular. I......

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Some People Are Just Real

Knowing that my blog is read widely and open to everyone, I definitely keep certain things to myself. Sometimes there are amazing and fun or sad and upsetting things that you just don’t want to share. I have been keeping one of those (positive ones) to myself lately and have decided it was time to share. 🙂 I have been chatting with Mayim Bialik (of Blossom and Big Bang Theory fame) since April or May. It’s very cool. She came to Colorado to hear the Maccabeats play the Boulder Jewish Festival and......

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Advice To Women or How To Be A Bad Ass 101

I will argue with you if you tell me that a woman can’t do what a man can do… in general. But there are some very clear gender attributes (for lack of a better word). One of those is our female predilection for getting down on ourselves. We women are SO mean to ourselves sometimes!! And thus, we need some reminders. Here are three different sets of reminders. Two were aimed specifically at women and the last are from Amy Poehler’s speech at Harvard’s graduation. Why is this so important? Because sometimes......

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I’m Sorry But The Turnover Rate Is Just Too High

Look, lately I am having this problem. Really awesome friends are leaving Colorado. And frankly, that is just not cool. First it was my dear friend Ben. We went to high school in Israel together 14 years ago (FOURTEEN YEARS! ARE YOU KIDDING ME!?!?!) and several years ago he landed in Denver. It was so great. I needed a roommate and he needed an apartment. Fabulous! He was my roommate, my friend, my protector, my faux husband (he is VERY good at killing spiders), a support, a stable force, and a damn......

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