Jewish Journal

  • Paper Cranes:  Talking to Children About Japan

    By Sarah Tuttle-Singer

    March 25, 2011 | 4:55 am

    I remember the first time I heard the story about Sadako and the thousand paper cranes.  I was five years old, and I was sitting cris-cross-applesauce on the big blue rug next to my best friend, Rachel. We were giggling.  We had finished drawing our pictures of shining suns and... read on

  • The Shabbat Nightmare

    By Sarah Tuttle-Singer

    March 13, 2011 | 11:54 am

    She lit the Shabbat candles.  He blessed the wine.  The oldest sprinkled salt on the challah, and they thanked God for the delicious golden bounty.

    Together they sat - faces warmed by candlelight.  The rain outside threw frigged daggers against the windowpane. 

    But they were... read on

  • “For Gods Sake My Penis Was Ruined”

    By Sarah Tuttle-Singer

    March 7, 2011 | 1:09 pm

    Walking to class past the political and cultural smorgasbord of Sproul Plaza at the University of California at Berkeley was a feast for the eyes. There was, of course, the Ralph Nader-loving table teeming with activity and the ever-desolate Berkeley College Republicans station.... read on

  • House Calls

    By Sarah Tuttle-Singer

    February 22, 2011 | 12:51 pm

    Some folks are afraid of spiders. Others are terrified of wide open spaces. Some shudder at the thought of public speaking, while others have nightmares about clowns. I am scared of germs. Like, “don’t you dare touch my child unless you’ve washed your hands with boiling water and... read on

  • Forgive Me For Not Joining Mubarak’s Going-Away Party

    By Sarah Tuttle-Singer

    February 12, 2011 | 12:23 pm

    On the off-chance that you’re living in a cave with restricted internet access that only lets you read The Jewish Journal, Mubarak has stepped down as president of Egypt.


    Everyone I know back in The States is tossing around the words “freedom” and “liberation”... read on

  • What You NEVER Expect When You’re Expecting…

    By Sarah Tuttle-Singer

    February 5, 2011 | 11:34 am

     We saw the Romantic Comedies.  We read the books.  

    And here’s the stuff they left out:


    —You’ll probably develop carpel tunnel syndrome from spending over an hour a day on Google trying to figure out if those niggling pains in your pelvic area that you’ve... read on

  • Still Blonde.  But Not Sixteen.

    By Sarah Tuttle-Singer

    January 25, 2011 | 11:31 am

    The first time I went to Israel, I was 16.

    And from Los Angeles.

    And blonde.

    We’re talking triple threat.

    I was on one of those summer programs in Israel–you know, those Jewish hookup-fests thinly disguised as “educational and spiritual trips”... read on

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Sarah Emily Tuttle-Singer is a stay-at-home mama who craves adult interaction, a triple-shot latte, and a stiff drink

and a good night’s sleep.  Born and raised in Los...

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