Segula Alert! Recite the Shla”H’s Prayer for Children this Thursday

Segula Alert! Recite the Shla”H’s Prayer for Children this Thursday

Tonight (Wednesday, May 24) and tomorrow (Thursday, May 25) is the day before Rosh Chodesh Sivan, declared by the Shla”h HaKadosh as one of the most auspicious days of the year to pray for our children’s physical and spiritual well-being and lifelong success. Jewish mom, don’t miss this tremendous annual opportunity! Make sure to recite […]

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Selflessness vs. Selfness

Selflessness vs. Selfness

Recently I posted several poems by poetess Sorah Rosenblatt who passed away earlier this year, and was so happy to see many of you loved these poems too. This past Shabbat we were staying at a Jewish hostel with a large library, and I was so excited to discover Sorah Rosenblatt’s out-of-print collection of poems […]

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Reconsidering My To-Do List (10-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Reconsidering My To-Do List (10-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Beware of to-do-list idolatry.

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Yaakov’s Missing Tsitsit

Yaakov’s Missing Tsitsit

I woke up this morning, for various reasons, even more tired than usual. Which meant that when I noticed Yaakov’s Fireman Sam t-shirt had a tomato seed dried onto its left shoulder, instead of walking up 18 steps to get a new shirt, I just scratched off the seed. A little red blotch on a […]

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My Big Head

My Big Head

For a year or so I’d been dreaming about it. About my entire family coming over from America and Canada for Moriah’s bat mitzvah. My parents, my brother and his family, and (for the first time ever) my sister and her family, as well as my mother-in-law and cousin. And the family visit exceeded my […]

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Moriah’s Bat Mitzvah

Moriah’s Bat Mitzvah

Hold up your right hand with the palm facing you, and squish your fingers close together. Now imagine trying to hold a basketball in that clenched hand. Hard to imagine, right? Now put up your hand again, and stretch out the fingers as wide as you can. You could even hold a basketball in that […]

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A Moment of Kavana (3-Minute Music Video)

A Moment of Kavana (3-Minute Music Video)

I discovered this sweet husband-wife singing duo, who call themselves “Yonina,” before Pesach, and since then I have become a big fan! This song below is about the happiness and meaning and passion we can discover in our lives through living a life of mindfulness, savoring each “rega mechuvan”–each moment of our lives with kavana. […]

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Healing Parenting Guilt (8-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Healing Parenting Guilt (8-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

What’s the parenting call you would give anything to reverse?

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As Holy as the Kotel

As Holy as the Kotel

The following is a quote from the wonderfully inspirational newly-released book House of Diamonds [Feldheim]. Author Fay Klein writes: “Where is the best place in the world for spiritual connection for a woman? “If you entered ‘palpable spirituality” into your GPS, where would it lead you? “One might think that the Land of Israel is […]

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The Hand That Rocks the Cradle

The Hand That Rocks the Cradle

Rabbi Shimshon Rafael Hirsch wrote: “The fate of human beings, their success or failure, is decided neither in the chambers of rulers not on the battlefield. “It is not decided in business concerns, in colleges and institutes of arts and sciences, or in houses of worship. “It is sealed in one place–in the parental home… […]

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Why I Lied to the Teacher

Why I Lied to the Teacher

When I was growing up, one year my father sent in money to the IRS to contribute towards the social security of our family’s cleaning lady. A few months later, the IRS returned the money, saying my father didn’t have to pay taxes for her. But my father sent the money back, writing a letter […]

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