Jewish Journal

God’s Olympics

By Rabbi Ilana Grinblat

February 18, 2010 | 10:44 pm

This week, I’ve been completely engrossed in the winter Olympics. My favorite sport is figure skating. I marvel at the grace, skill and artistry of the skaters... More.

  • Under the Sea

    By Rabbi Ilana Grinblat

    February 4, 2010 | 10:05 pm

    Recently, I took my kids to the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific. As we walked through the exhibit, we reached one observatory with many fish, coral,... More.

  • 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... More.

  • 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... More.

  • 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... More.

  • 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... More.

  • 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... More.

  • 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... More.

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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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