Shyrla Pakula is an Orthodox Jewish doctor, Lactation consultant, mother of 7 and grandmother of many more (Baruch HaShem ptu ptu ptu). She tends to be opinionated and passionate about many things, even at her age. She lives in Melbourne, Australia.

Becoming a Grandmother

Growing up in a community of Holocaust survivors and their children in Melbourne, Australia, I didn’t know many grandparents. So now that I’ve got grandchildren of my own, I’ve had to figure out for myself exactly what being a grandmother means.


How Palm Oil Made Me Rethink the Definition of Kosher

There’s no halachic reason not to use the popular oil, but the environmental devastation it causes ought to make us all stop and search for more ethical alternatives

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