Jewish Journal

Taking the Scenic Route

By Rabbi Ilana Grinblat

January 26, 2010 | 4:42 pm

At my son’s preschool, there are two ways that you can bring your children to class in the morning. You can drop them off in the carpool line through the garage or you can park and walk... read on

  • When the Plague Subsides

    By Rabbi Ilana Grinblat

    January 15, 2010 | 5:17 pm

    This week was tough. Sunday night, I came down with the stomach flu and was up all night in pain. I was a wreck all day Monday and then when I started to feel a bit better, my two-year old daughter Hannah woke up Tuesday morning with pink-eye.

    Illness is jarring. One moment... read on

  • Bare Feet

    By Rabbi Ilana Grinblat

    January 8, 2010 | 3:22 pm

    Bare Feet
    My children constantly take off their shoes. When they get into the car, the first thing they do is remove their socks and shoes. When we come home, they immediately remove their shoes. Everywhere we go, they are constantly shedding their footwear.

    Maybe they like the... read on




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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