Small Gifts: A Once Secular Singer’s Tribute to Shabbat Kodesh (4-Minute Music Video)

Small Gifts: A Once Secular Singer’s Tribute to Shabbat Kodesh (4-Minute Music Video)

I first heard this song when my daughter chose it as her alarm-clock ring tone, and it would wake me up every morning 6:30 AM. What a wonderful song to wake up to–a reminder of the “small gift” Hashem sends us every Friday night…Since then, it seems like all of Israel is singing Rami Kleinshtein’s […]

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At First I was Dying to Get Married by Anonymous

At First I was Dying to Get Married by Anonymous

At first I was dying to get married. Then I was dying to get pregnant. Then I was dying to give birth. Then I was dying for my children to grow up. Then I was dying to see them marry and have children. Then I was dying to retire. And now I’m dying, and suddenly […]

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The Day I Received $100,000 by Mistake (10-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

The Day I Received $100,000 by Mistake (10-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Reflections on overcoming life’s challenges and returning $100,000 which I received by mistake.

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Straight from the ICU to his Grandson’s Bris

Straight from the ICU to his Grandson’s Bris

Last month, 56-year-old Tsadok Sambal was critically injured in a traffic accident. While still in the ICU, the wife of Tsadok Sambal’s only son gave birth to Sambal’s first grandchild. The ICU staff at Haifa’s Carmel Hospital managed the near impossible– transporting the new grandfather attached to life-support equipment to attend the bris of his […]

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Why I Wanna be Like My Watch Repairman

Why I Wanna be Like My Watch Repairman

In the Weisberg home we call it “the watch store that looks like a closet,” and when a watch needs a new battery or a watchband or we need to buy a new watch altogether, “the watch store that looks like a closet” is where we go. I don’t only prefer this store because it’s […]

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The Afternoon Yoel Disappeared

The Afternoon Yoel Disappeared

Yesterday at 2:30 PM I was sitting in the playground spreading cottage cheese on rice cakes when the mother of Yoel’s best friend called to inform me that my 8-year-old son had disappeared. Yoel had finished school at 1 PM and had gone to his best friend’s house nearby to play until a school activity […]

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Surprise! You’re Going to be Grandparents! (1-Minute Wonderful Video)

Surprise! You’re Going to be Grandparents! (1-Minute Wonderful Video)

When nobody’s looking, the grandpa-to-be celebrates! My eyes well up with tears of joy every time I watch this… Video might not be suitable for sensitive male viewers

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3 Tips to Lift Up a Down Mood (10-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

3 Tips to Lift Up a Down Mood (10-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

These 9 Days leading up to Tisha B’Av are a time of constricted consciousness and negative thinking. Here’s 3 suggestions to help you feel better…

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What Author David Grossman Confessed to the Fallen Soldier’s Mother

What Author David Grossman Confessed to the Fallen Soldier’s Mother

9 years ago, Captain Bnaya Rein HY”D was killed along with three other soldiers when a missile hit his tank during the 2nd Lebanon War. Bnaya was known for his idealism, his integrity, and his burning dedication to the IDF and Israel. As the result of his brave rescue efforts, he managed to save dozens […]

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Want to Eliminate 90% of Worry? Here’s How…

Want to Eliminate 90% of Worry? Here’s How…

This week I attended the annual Binyan Shalem conference which is sort of like JewishMOM.com if it was a bursting-at-the-seams three-day conference instead of a website. I’m hoping to share some of the gems I heard in classes there over the coming week… The first thing I wanted to tell you about is what I […]

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