JewishMOM.com on Passover Vacation until May 2nd

JewishMOM.com on Passover Vacation until May 2nd

It’s possible I’ll be posting here and there, but my regular, daily posts will resume only after Passover… Happy cleaning, and chag kasher and sameach to each and every JewishMOM!!!

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My Triple-Scoop Ice Cream Cone

My Triple-Scoop Ice Cream Cone

7:45 AM. Breakfast for 5-year-old Tsoofy, 3 year-old Yaakov, and 16-month-old Yonatan. Tsoofy recites “Shehakol nihyeh bdvaro” over her cornflakes, and midway through the bowl she launches into “Echad Mee Yodea.” Yaakov tells me that next year, he is going to a gan for BIG boys. In fact, he reminds me for the dozen-th time, […]

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Bar Mitzvah Boy’s Emotional “Thank You” to Hashem (4-Minute Music Video)

Bar Mitzvah Boy’s Emotional “Thank You” to Hashem (4-Minute Music Video)

This is an oldie but goodie which I have posted in the past. I’m posting it again since this song has been accompanying me from store radio to store radio on my Pesach errands, and at each shopping stop it makes me tear up and feel SO grateful for everything I have. Forgive me, Father, […]

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The New Hat I Bought for Passover

The New Hat I Bought for Passover

A few months ago I went to a series of class by Paamonim on healthy financial living at the community center. We learned a lot of important things, but maybe the thing which has most changed the way I live (and spend money) was the suggestion that, before opening my wallet, I should ask myself […]

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50 Years Later, I Finally Have an Answer by “Bubby”

50 Years Later, I Finally Have an Answer by “Bubby”

At the Passover seder, some fifty years ago, my eight-year-old son and I were studying a well-illustrated Haggadah. “Who is that?” he asked, pointing to a picture. “Pharoah,” I replied. He nodded and pointed again. “And who is that?” “Antiochus,” I replied He nodded and pointed again. “And who is that?” “Achashverosh,” I answered. Another […]

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72 Days of Lovingkindness Start this Week (11-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

72 Days of Lovingkindness Start this Week (11-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

This week is the beginning of an incredible annual opportunity to change your life with minimal effort.

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A Song I am Loving: Doing Fine by Chani Levy

A Song I am Loving: Doing Fine by Chani Levy

Love this newly-released song by Chani Levy about being patient with ourselves as we struggle through our own personal life’s journey. Love the melody and the right-on message (sounds very Rabbi Nivin, I wonder if she’s in the chabura too?). My favorite line is “Life’s a journey, not a race.” Maybe next time I get […]

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Ivanka Trump’s Beautiful Jewish Baby

Ivanka Trump’s Beautiful Jewish Baby

For the first time in many years I’ve been closely following US politics–trying to figure out whom I should vote for. Still pretty baffled by the 2016 presidential race, but it has been interesting to see how many Jewish connections there are among the candidates: Jewish Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton’s Jewish son-in-law, Donald Trump’s Jewish […]

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How Much Money I Found While Cleaning for Pesach

How Much Money I Found While Cleaning for Pesach

Yesterday I set the timer for 40 minutes and cleaned out my “drawer of important things” (yes, that’s actually what we call it. In distinct contrast to the “box of important things” in an upper kitchen cupboard.) The drawer of important things had become so full of things that were anything but, that over the […]

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What the Tax Clerk Told Me

What the Tax Clerk Told Me

This morning I went to the tax office to find out how sizeable a chunk the Israeli government will be biting out of my husband’s salary in 2016. April 1st is the final date to submit these important forms to all Israeli employers, so I assume the office has been swamped over the last few […]

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