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  • For the Sin of Not Giving a Damn

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    October 4, 2011 | 5:29 pm

    During this period of repentance and self-reflection, I feel the need to confess that before our second child was diagnosed with developmental disabilities, I didn’t really give much thought to special needs. Not that I ever knowingly insulted or offended anyone with special needs... read on

  • A Rosh Hashanah Story about Special Needs

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    September 28, 2011 | 8:49 pm

    I have heard from my father the Holy Komarna. One time a Jewish peasant boy came to the big town to celebrate Rosh Hashanah.
    He didn’t know how to pray. He could not even read the letter Alef. He only saw that everyone was traveling to the synagogues to participate in the holy... read on

  • Re-igniting Passion in Parents

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    September 23, 2011 | 1:19 am

    Sorry but this post isn’t about that type of passion (although that’s important too and is covered well by many other JewishJournal.com bloggers). The type of passion I’m writing about here is the need for parents to start actively engaging in the political process on behalf of... read on

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  • Really Not Sweating the Small Stuff

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    September 16, 2011 | 1:24 am

    Our daughter Rachel was telling me about a new friend at college who gets upset at every little thing, from an email that doesn’t get answered to losing a favorite scarf. Rachel was telling her that our family tends not to be upset by little things, mostly due to her younger... read on

  • Flying while Disabled post 9/11

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    September 9, 2011 | 12:02 am

    A lot of people get upset about being subjected to an intrusive pat-down from TSA officers as part of airplane security if something unusual is detected during screening with advanced imaging technology (AIT)” or if they opt out of screening by AIT or walk-through metal detectors.... read on

  • Weathering the Storm

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    September 2, 2011 | 8:45 am

    As we prepped for our annual trip east to visit relatives and take our older daughter to her dorms at NYU, we started tracking Hurricane Irene, and hoped she would stay far away from us in Philly and suburban New Jersey. But there was no escaping the wide swath of wind and rain.... read on

  • Summertime Family Playdates with HaMercaz

    Sarah Blitzstein, MA, MSW, Director, HaMercaz

    August 24, 2011 | 9:59 pm

    There’s something amazing about summertime. Spontaneous trips with the family to the beach, the children’s museum, the amusement park. There’s no homework, schedules are loose and everyone is more laid back. You pile into the car, pack leftovers into Tupperware and head off... read on

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