Dos and Don’ts from the Mother of an OTD Son by Moishe’s Mother

Dos and Don’ts from the Mother of an OTD Son by Moishe’s Mother

I read this letter on Shabbat in Family First, and have been thinking about the hard-won and brilliant advice it contains ever since. I think this letter should be required reading for ALL mothers of teenagers (and older) whether they are OTD* [have left the Torah path] or not. Because our growing and grown kids […]

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Jewish Women Sing “Ori, Arise”: In Memory of Ori Ansbacher HY”D

Jewish Women Sing “Ori, Arise”: In Memory of Ori Ansbacher HY”D

Last night I attended my daughters’ end of year dance performance, which included a song I’d never heard before that brought tears to my eyes. This song, based on a poem written by Ori Ansbacher HY”D (translation below) was performed in Ori’s memory by the gifted musician Ruchama ben Yosef along with hundreds of other […]

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My Mom’s Response to My 1st Car Accident

My Mom’s Response to My 1st Car Accident

My first and only car accident took place the day after I got my license. I was 16 and my sister, Miriam, was 10. I was driving us to school for the first time, and I had to merge into the fast-moving traffic approaching the Smith Ave. bridge. I remember being side-swiped. I remember parking […]

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Chag Sameach, JewishMOMs!

Chag Sameach, JewishMOMs!

Naaseh v’Nishmah painting by Baruch Nachshon.

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Hey Rabbi, Do You Believe in God?

Hey Rabbi, Do You Believe in God?

by Rabbi Yoni Lavi Sharon: Hey Rabbi, do you believe in God? 🤔 Rabbi Yoni Lavi: Hello, with whom do I have the honor? S: I’m sorry for starting out of nowhere like that. I’m Sharon, I’m 16 years old and am a student at a religious high school. I’m thought of as a religious […]

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Remembering the Wife of Israel’s President, Nechama Rivlin A”H

Remembering the Wife of Israel’s President, Nechama Rivlin A”H

After an extended illness, Nechama Rivlin, the wife of Israeli president Reuven Rivlin, passed away today at the age of 73. Nechama Rivlin was a dedicated mother and grandmother who was passionate about empowering women and children. She also loved art and dance. And her 48-year marriage to the president? Nechama Rivlin, of blessed memory, […]

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Big Kids, Big Problems

Big Kids, Big Problems

My oldest child is 21, my youngest is 4. That means I’m a pro at little kid problems. This one’s got lice, that one’s having trouble with her multiplication tables. This one’s handwriting is illegible, that one’s got a friend I wish he didn’t. After two decades of little kid JewishMOMmying, I could write a […]

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Segula Alert: Tefilat HaShlah (Including the Missing Paragraphs)

Segula Alert: Tefilat HaShlah (Including the Missing Paragraphs)

Last week I went, for the first time in maybe a year, to Henny Machlis’ grave to pray for some guidance for some heavy issues one of my kids is facing. By the time I was heading out of the cemetery, it was getting dark and the cemetery was pretty deserted. And then, as I […]

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How Bibi Netanyahu Cured my Son’s Stutter

How Bibi Netanyahu Cured my Son’s Stutter

Israel’s prime minister has been having an incredibly rough 24 hours. As of last night, he is the first presidentially-chosen prime-ministerial candidate following elections to find himself unable to build a coalition. Re-elections have been scheduled for this coming September. But in the Weisberg home this week, Bibi was the source of a major victory. […]

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When the Rabbanit Was Locked Out of the Mikveh (4-Minute Video)

When the Rabbanit Was Locked Out of the Mikveh (4-Minute Video)

Rabbanit Chana Henkin shares the shocking story of the night that would change the course of her life. Josh and I have committed to raising $11,000 for Nishmat’s Charidy campaign this Wednesday and Thursday. Please help us reach our goal!

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