The Teacher Didn’t Do Her Homework

F_U WWRW - p. 1

Well, THIS has been an interesting week...I recently published a snarky retort to Rabbi Shmuley Boteach's blathering on about what women really want in the form of a graded essay. Despite the fact that I was inspired to do so by the large number of intellectual (and SEXY) Orthodox Jewish female friends who were posting his Huffington Post piece with a collective "WTF?!?" and "STFU, Shmuley!" I still received a fair amount of criticism. I found the feedback informative, fascinating, accurate in … [Read more...]


Just like we remember them.

My parents are incredibly sentimental people. With two kids in their forties, though, they’ve had to make some tough decisions along the way about what they’d keep from our childhoods, and what they’d toss.You see, their sentimentality and love of mementos from our childhood comes into direct conflict with my mother’s (some would say “obsessive” - I WOULDN’T, mind you...but SOME would...) need to de-clutter. Since my parents now have five grandchildren, and are receiving even more adorabl … [Read more...]

A Rabbi Tells Me What I Want!

What Women Really Want - p. 1

Rabbi Schmuley Boteach wrote an unfortunate essay published in the Huffington Post, entitled, "What Women Really Want."I printed it out as a document and graded it as I would have graded one of my students.  Normally I'm a nice person, and I don't get off on ripping someone else's writing to shreds, because I can appreciate that people put themselves into their work. It's risky to put your writing out there, so my policy is to be gentle with other people always. However, every once in a … [Read more...]

Celebrating #Patheos5Years! Happy Birthday to Diversity and Conversation!


Ahhhh - I remember when Patheos was just a gleam in it's father's's not true...Ahhhh - Patheos - you don't look a DAY over Four Years's not right, either...Ooooo!  Patheos!  You look GREAT!!!  Have you had some WORK DONE??? Sigh. Nope. Not that, either.How about this?Dear Patheos,I remember when I was first introduced to you by my friend, John Shore. He was moving his own blog, and establishing a group blog for Unfundamentalist Ch … [Read more...]