Something Wonderful at the Gan Next Door

Something Wonderful at the Gan Next Door

Last week I was picking up Yaakov from gan when I noticed something new and colorful inside the kindergarten next door. I took a closer peek, and tears filled my eyes. This was something I knew I had to share with you JewishMOMs. Here’s why. Thousands of years ago, G-d made a promise to a […]

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A Husband’s Love is Not Enough (13-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

A Husband’s Love is Not Enough (13-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

How to find the support and encouragement you need to fill all of your emotional needs.

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I Had Post Partum Psychosis, Do Not Demonize Me by Anonymous

I Had Post Partum Psychosis, Do Not Demonize Me by Anonymous

I just received this letter in response to the post My Postpartum Nightmare. The writer makes a very important point, which prompted me to clarify my wording in the original article. I also wanted to share her experience and insights with all of you. Hi Mrs. Weisberg, When I was studying in Israel around ten […]

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What My Husband Saw on his Way Home from Work

What My Husband Saw on his Way Home from Work

Yesterday my husband, Joshua, was on his way home from a yeshiva he teaches at in the Old City. A few of the students were accompanying him, and as they walked through the Old City’s main square, they continued their back-and-forth about the topic of Josh’s class–a Talmudic discussion in Tractate Brachot regarding whether a […]

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Improving My Miserable Afternoons

Improving My Miserable Afternoons

I’ve mentioned many times that my afternoons are often quite miserable. After all those hours inside, I start feeling the walls of my house are closing in on me, like Luke Skywalker in that trash compactor. And dealing with the kids’ bickering and whining on top of chasing after my adorable/non-stop toddler who has somehow […]

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The Birthday Gifts I Got Today

The Birthday Gifts I Got Today

I’ve been religious and living in Israel for 23 years now. But some things are hard to let go of. Like making the switch from Jenny to Chana, which I did only last year. And like moving over from celebrating my December 29th birthday to the 11th of Tevet, which happened a few years ago. […]

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10 Gems from Henny (25-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

10 Gems from Henny (25-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

My 10 favorite quotes from the new book Emuna with Love and Chicken Soup about Rebbetzin Henny Machlis.

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My Postpartum Nightmare by Ariella Schulman Razak

My Postpartum Nightmare by Ariella Schulman Razak

My whole week has been spent, like many mothers in Israel, in the shadow of the tragedy involving a mother who many now believe was suffering from postpartum psychosis. I do not think any benefit can come from sharing the details of what happened in this article or in your comments. But the whole week […]

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The Very Last Time

The Very Last Time

This morning, I took 2-year-old Yonatan for a vaccination at the Tipat Chalav baby clinic. But this wasn’t just any trip to the baby clinic, this was Yonatan’s last vaccination, and therefore my last trip ever to Tipat Chalav. I’ve never enjoyed going to Tipat Chalav. No matter when the appointment is, it’s always inconvenient. […]

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Meeting the Knesset Member and Mom

Meeting the Knesset Member and Mom

Yesterday I traveled almost 2 hours on a bumpy bus along winding back roads to a place Israelis would call “The End of the World, and then Turn Left.” That’s where my daughter’s high school is, and when I finally got off the bus, and asked a group of soldiers by the bus stop where […]

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