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Discovering Mystery

By Rabbi Ilana Grinblat

December 31, 2009 | 1:08 pm

This week, on our winter vacation, my husband, Tal, made a list of supplies before we went out to the market. My five-year-old son Jeremy wanted to get something from the store, but he... read on

  • Changing Dreams

    By Rabbi Ilana Grinblat

    December 23, 2009 | 6:52 pm

    I spoke with my friend Lisa last week, who is due to have her third child in January. Before having children, Lisa was a first grade teacher. After she had her first child five years ago, she left teaching to be a full-time mom. I asked her, “Do you think you’ll go back to... read on

  • Unexpected Miracles

    By Rabbi Ilana Grinblat

    December 18, 2009 | 12:59 am

    Last weekend, my two-year old daughter Hannah lost one of her shoes. These shoes were her favorite, and she refused to wear any other pair. My husband and I searched every nook and cranny of our house. We scoured our cars. We checked her stroller. We looked in the garage – in case... read on

  • The Hanukkah Wish

    By Rabbi Ilana Grinblat

    December 10, 2009 | 8:28 pm

    “What do you want for Hanukkah?” Bubby asked my five-old-son Jeremy.

    “The Horton Hears a Who Book,” he answered. “That’s my favorite.”

    “But you already have that book.” she replied gently, “You don’t want two copies of the same book. What else do you want for... read on

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Rabbi Ilana Grinblat teaches rabbinic literature at the American Jewish University’s Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their...

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