Rising Above Disappointment (12-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Rising Above Disappointment (12-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Words of encouragement for when our dreams don’t come true.

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Mothers Star in Blockbuster 70th Independence Day Ceremony (10-Minute Inspirational Video)

Mothers Star in Blockbuster 70th Independence Day Ceremony (10-Minute Inspirational Video)

My kids and I sat together this Israeli Independence Day, mesmerized by the INCREDIBLE musical performance from the 70th Independence Day Ceremony. This clip features mothers around the world, telling children about the Promised Land before the establishment of the State of Israel. And then aliya! From the 4 corners of the earth to the […]

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What Happened to the Baby Born the Same Day as Israel?

What Happened to the Baby Born the Same Day as Israel?

70 years ago today, the joy of Jews around the world knew no bounds when Ben Gurion declared the establishment of the State of Israel. Afterwards, Ben Gurion and the gathered crowd sang HaTikva and the Shehechiyanu prayer was recited. But Ben Gurion wasn’t aware that that very day, just a few miles away away, […]

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Dina Friedman’s Master Your Marriage Series Starting Next Week

Dina Friedman’s Master Your Marriage Series Starting Next Week

If you are committed to an ever expanding marriage experience of joy and love, or you are seeking to heal a marriage that isn’t meeting your expectations, then I highly recommend trying Dina Friedman’s Master your Marriage series. Here’s the course description from the Dina Friedman Academy: Dina teaches how in each interaction with your […]

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Goodnight Shawn: A Fallen IDF Soldier’s Goodbye Letters to His Loved Ones (3-Minute Video)

Goodnight Shawn: A Fallen IDF Soldier’s Goodbye Letters to His Loved Ones (3-Minute Video)

In 2014, IDF soldier Shawn Mondshine was killed while fighting in the Gaza War. Following his tragic death, the goodbye letters he had written to his family and friends were found in his phone. This whole morning I was trying to figure out what to post today, a post that would capture this day of […]

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My Charedi Best Friend and Yom HaZikaron

My Charedi Best Friend and Yom HaZikaron

If I’m having a hard day, the first person I call is my beloved friend, Tova. And if she’s struggling with something, she calls me. But for quite a few years, there was one week a year when I refused to speak to Tova, because I was angry at her. That week was the first […]

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Adopt a Fallen Israeli Soldier this Yom HaZikaron

Adopt a Fallen Israeli Soldier this Yom HaZikaron

This Tuesday night at 8 PM, like every year on Israel’s Memorial Day for the Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terrorism, a cloud of mourning will descend over Israel. Israeli Memorial Day is a hard day for me–overshadowed by sadness. But for my neighbor, it is Memorial Day every day of the year. Her teenage […]

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4 Dina Friedman Tools for a Happier Life (8-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

4 Dina Friedman Tools for a Happier Life (8-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Simple exercises I learned from Dina Friedman to overcome distress, lack, pain, and judgment.

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70 Years of Israeli Independence: We Have What to Be Proud Of (1-Minute Inspirational Video)

70 Years of Israeli Independence: We Have What to Be Proud Of (1-Minute Inspirational Video)

My daughters showed me this sweet commercial in honor of Israel’s 70th birthday this Thursday. I remember when Israel turned 50, and 60, and now 70! Wow, happy birthday to my dear, beloved country:)

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Why Bring Children into this Cruel World? Rabbanit Yemima on Yom HaShoah

Why Bring Children into this Cruel World? Rabbanit Yemima on Yom HaShoah

Who is still left today from the Shoah? In my class this week, a Holocaust survivor spoke. She was a 9-year-old girl when the Nazis arrived in her town. The only Holocaust survivors who are among us today are the ones who were little then. And their mothers sowed a seed. They planted within the […]

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