Family Friday

Family Friday: A Simple Love

Shabbat Shalom! This week my parents celebrated their 41st wedding anniversary and each day since they have been teasing each other by recalling where they would be on their road trip honeymoon. “Meet you in Colorado Springs,” my dad calls out to my mom as he heads to his chiropractor appointment. Their celebration makes me …

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Family Friday: Gratitude

Shabbat Shalom! Surprisingly, the questions I fielded the most while working as a substitute teacher, besides my age, concerned my happiness. One teacher told me that his class requested me by asking for “Ms. Happy Sub.” Though they never called me that to my face, the teens frequently asked me either with the best of …

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Family Friday: Reconciling Our National Family History

Shabbat Shalom! This week NASCAR banned the Confederate Flag from all of their events and properties. After their unsuccessful attempt to implement a ban after the Charleston Church shooting in 2015, I still find myself hopeful for their success. Meanwhile, Mississippi is deciding whether to finally remove the emblem from their state flag. As we …

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