Mazal Tov to Rebbetzin Heller and Rabbi Gottlieb on Their Engagement!

Mazal Tov to Rebbetzin Heller and Rabbi Gottlieb on Their Engagement!

Everybody could use some good news these days, so here it is: you might remember that Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller was widowed 7 years ago. And now b”H, she’s getting married again! To Rabbi Dr. Dovid Gottlieb of Yeshivas Ohr Sameach, who is also a widower. Mazal tov!

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Rabbi YY Jacobson: Quarantine as an Opportunity to Uplift Home and Family (6-Minute Corona Video)

Rabbi YY Jacobson: Quarantine as an Opportunity to Uplift Home and Family (6-Minute Corona Video) Read More

Belzer Dayan: Keep Pesach Cleaning to the Absolute Minimum this Year

Belzer Dayan: Keep Pesach Cleaning to the Absolute Minimum this Year

This week, on the official phoneline of the Belzer Chassidus, Belzer Dayan Rabbi Shlomo Binet instructed families to keep Pesach cleaning to an absolute minimum this year. Here are his exact words (the original Hebrew included below): During a year like this, one should add no stringencies and clean only one cabinet for kosher-for-Pesach foods. […]

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Ido, Can Mommy Kiss You? (30-Second Adorable Video)

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Rebbetzin Heller: This is a Time to Surrender and Enjoy (1-Minute Corona Video)

Rebbetzin Heller: This is a Time to Surrender and Enjoy (1-Minute Corona Video)

God bless Rebbetzin Heller, like a breath of fresh air and perspective. [By the way, I heard about this video from Shoshana Pear’s uplifting weekly parsha sheet, which is the first thing I read every Shabbat. If you’d also like to sign up for her free mailing list Email her at shoshanapear@gmail.com].

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Chizuk for a Depressed Corona Kallah by Rabbi Fischel Schachter

Chizuk for a Depressed Corona Kallah by Rabbi Fischel Schachter

A few days ago I told you about my daughter’s best friend, Maia, who has to get married at a synagogue with only her parents and siblings present on account of new Ministry-of Health regulations barring gatherings of more than 10 people. You JewishMOMs sent in over 1000 mazal tovs from around the world, and […]

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Mom, Dad, and Corona

Mom, Dad, and Corona

My parents are in their late 70s and have chronic health issues. So I was surprised during our weekly Skype call this past Friday that Mom and Dad seemed so calm, upbeat even. In part, I think their mood is a product of the fact that my parents are doctors so they’re pretty immune to the hype […]

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The Chinese Tourists Keeping Me Calm Right Now (1-Minute COVID-19 Peptalk)

The Chinese Tourists Keeping Me Calm Right Now (1-Minute COVID-19 Peptalk)

This past Thursday night, after I heard Prime Minister Netanyahu address the nation about the catastrophic threat COVID-19 poses to Israel and the world, I felt frantic for a few hours. And I thought that for the next while I would not be able to sleep at night. But then I reminded myself, “Think good, […]

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Where is Corona Mentioned in the Bible? (3-Minute Rabbi Fischel Schachter Video)

Where is Corona Mentioned in the Bible? (3-Minute Rabbi Fischel Schachter Video)

I found this really powerful, and calming!

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Getting Married, Corona-Style (1-Minute Video)

Getting Married, Corona-Style (1-Minute Video)

A few hours ago, a young couple named Anava and Yaron managed to celebrate their marriage with a large wedding–while maintaining the strict regulations of the Ministry of Health banning gatherings of more than 10 people. The couple got married at Yeshivat Merkaz HaRav (I could hear the celebrations from my living room). And this was […]

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