Why I Didn’t Divorce my Husband in the End by Anonymous (Passover Semifinalist #2)

Why I Didn’t Divorce my Husband in the End by Anonymous (Passover Semifinalist #2)

Welcome to our “My Personal Exodus from Egypt” Contest! Each day of Passover I will be posting a new semifinalist, and after Pesach one grand prize $100 winner will be chosen at random… Like many girls from religious families, I married young. As is common in our circles, my husband and I dated for less [...]

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My Recovery from Sexual Assault by Anonymous (Passover Semifinalist #1)

My Recovery from Sexual Assault by Anonymous (Passover Semifinalist #1)

Welcome to our “My Personal Exodus from Egypt” Contest! Each day of Passover I will be posting a new semifinalist, and after Pesach one grand prize $100 winner will be chosen at random… I was the good girl my whole life. I didn’t do bad stuff: I didn’t hang out with people who would have [...]

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My Pesach Cleaning Nemesis: Cheerios

My Pesach Cleaning Nemesis: Cheerios

My toddler Yaakov loves Cheerios with banana slices. Truth is, if I was willing, he would be thrilled to consume Cheerios with banana slices and no other food whatsoever. While cleaning for Pesach, I’ve been noticing Cheerios all over the place. Under book shelves. Inside beds. On window sills. Which got me wondering…How did those [...]

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My Shoes (3-Minute Important Video)

My Shoes (3-Minute Important Video)

This poor boy with broken shoes dreamed of becoming the boy with new shoes, until… This reminded me of the popular saying that if we all put our challenges together in a big pile so we could really see what everyone else is struggling with in life then we would take our own challenges back.

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Getting through Life’s Tests with Joy (9-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Getting through Life’s Tests with Joy (9-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

How to feel calm and happy even when stuck in challenging situations.

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Pesach and Overcoming Life’s Challenges (2-Minute Inspirational Video)

Pesach and Overcoming Life’s Challenges (2-Minute Inspirational Video)

God believed in Moses, even though he didn’t think he was up to the task. And G-d believes in you too…

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How You Can Tell Pesach is Around the Corner (6 Jerusalem Photos)

How You Can Tell Pesach is Around the Corner (6 Jerusalem Photos)

If you live in a Jewish community anywhere in the world, you can probably enter your local grocery store, and see from the shelves that Passover is on the way. Boxes of matzoh, jars of gefilte fish, cans of Manischewitz macaroons all around. But here in Jerusalem, I have gotten accustomed to different signs that [...]

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Michal Gross says “Thank You, JewishMOMs!”

Michal Gross says “Thank You, JewishMOMs!”

I will tell you the truth. When I sent off the 81 letters of condolence and encouragement you JewishMOMs wrote for the Gross family, I doubted that Michal Gross or her husband Shimmy would even see them. For one thing, I was sure the Grosses were swamped with letters, why would they even notice the [...]

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When my Mother, the Rebbetzin, Cleaned for Pesach by Chaya Rochel Vatch

When my Mother, the Rebbetzin, Cleaned for Pesach by Chaya Rochel Vatch

The following excerpt from Preparing for Pesach b’Simchah! by Chava Dumas is a heartwarming account by Chaya Rochel Vatch in memory of her mother, Rebbetzin Zelda Baila Rosenthal, z”l . The feeling that Pesach was approaching was so tangible, it permeated our home long before Pesach. My mother was so excited to start cleaning! I [...]

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This Week’s Best Videos, Photos, and Links

This Week’s Best Videos, Photos, and Links

Love without Conditions: Grappling with the Death of my Husband by Batya Burd. I got so much chizuk from this article….Widow Batya Burd sounds like such an extraordinary human being Passover Cleaning Romance: Such a sweet NY Times article about a couple brought together by Passover cleaning. JewishMOM Debby Elnatan’s harness of hope enables her [...]

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