Leslie Rott

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Mitch Albom's book The Next Person You Meet In Heaven turned out on a full bookshelf

Book Chat – The Next Person You Meet In Heaven

Leslie RottI’ll admit it. I’m a Mitch Albom fangirl. I’ve read all of his books. And while I can safely say that Tuesday’s with...
nursery with a crib and a rocking chair with a giant stuffed elephant in it

Conversion and Genetic Screening

Leslie RottBecause my fiancé is converting to Judaism, I was very relieved that we wouldn’t need to do any type of genetic screening for...
a close up on the book "A Spark of Light" by Jodi Picoult

Book Chat – “A Spark of Light” by Jodi Picoult

In Jodi Picoult’s “A Spark of Light,” hostage negotiator Hugh McElroy is called in to diffuse a hostage situation at the only abortion clinic...
Woman holding a sign in a crowd of people that reads. " I am a Jew and I refuse to be replaced" with a star of David underneath the words.

When Being Jewish Is a Choice (And What That Means in...

What It's Like to Choose to Take on A History of Persecution Over a year ago, we went to a barbecue at one of my...
A man and woman couple stand silhouetted in front of a sunset at golden hour.

The Balancing Act Of Marriage And Family

Because of the onslaught of holidays in the fall, we haven’t had the opportunity to meet with our rabbi on a weekly basis. This...
a row of old tattered books

Books I Keep Coming Back To

Sponsored by The Lash LoungeThey say that life doesn’t give you more than you can handle. But sometimes, it seems like everything goes wrong all...
tombstone for Neal Barry Rott, Leslie Rott's dad.

Coping With Those You’ve Lost When Looking Forward To Marrying “The...

As with everything in life, you have to take the good with the bad. Recently, in our conversion class, we’ve been focusing on lifecycle...
illness memoirs, “Sick” and “Ask Me About My Uterus”

Women In Pain: “Sick” And “Ask Me About My Uterus”

This month, I am presenting you with a two-fer. I traveled a lot in the last two months and had the opportunity to catch...

Getting Married At Other Peoples’ Weddings

Well, not exactly.But, being at other peoples’ weddings certainly makes me think about my own wedding. And June, July and definitely August are...
"Every Note Played" by Lisa Genova

Book Chat – “Every Note Played”

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s Disease affects the motor neurons to the brain and spinal cord. It is progressive and ultimately leads...