Rucheli Berry
SchoolsOutSm

This old little school house is just one of many artifacts of a time long gone that we passed on our road trip from New York to Los Angeles. You can...

MayimRabim2

No matter how strongly the world comes pummeling down on our shoulders, or how much it seems like we’re drowning in the raging waters, we can never forget that there’s a...

when-the-going-gets-tough1

When the going gets tough, the tough get going… Cliche, but true. Hard times tend to bring out powers in people that lie latent the rest of their lives. There are...

UBM

Note: This is part of a series! Click HERE to start at the beginning or HERE to read the last installment… The next week of my life was a complete whirlwind. My last...

path

Note: This is part of a series! Click HERE to start at the beginning… Flash forward one week to Shabbos in Crown Heights. Our last Shabbos together before the wedding. We...

Beshalach

I think I’m pretty lucky. Thank G-d. I have an amazing husband, an awesome job with a great boss, a nice apartment in the heart of the Chabad world, a supportive...

unemployment

It was three weeks before our wedding and I was starting to freak out. We had already decided that we were going to live in Morristown, NJ so that he could...

בראשית

This Sunday I sat down at my computer to write about new beginnings. It’s Shabbos Bereishis this week after all, where we start the Torah anew. And one of my birthday/new...

JRetreat

(Speech given on Shabbat at the National Jewish Retreat in Weston, FL on August 4th, 2012)   Five years ago, I was an atheist. And not just your normal, run-of-the-mill, “I’m...

siggy

Aaaaand we’re back. Notice the plural That’s right, I’ve finally gotten my site back up and running and married/working life has calmed down just enough to allow for a little bit...