Mother of 2 Fallen IDF Soldiers: How to be Truly Happy (1-Minute Video)

Mother of 2 Fallen IDF Soldiers: How to be Truly Happy (1-Minute Video)

In honor of Purim, Miriam Peretz, a widow and mother of 2 fallen IDF soldiers, explains how to achieve true happiness.

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The Death of Stalin: The Untold Purim Story (2-Minute Video)

The Death of Stalin: The Untold Purim Story (2-Minute Video)

A little-known Purim miracle that saved millions of Jews from exile and near-certain death.

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The Overwhelmed Mom’s Guide to Purim by Rabbi Da’vid Sperling

The Overwhelmed Mom’s Guide to Purim by Rabbi Da’vid Sperling

Purim can be a lot of fun – and also a lot of work. Especially for moms. Kids’ costumes, a meal to prepare, distributing mishloach manot, and still trying to get to shul to hear the Megillah. It can feel overwhelming. So here’s a quick checklist of Purim’s minimum halachic requirements, to make sure even […]

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In Eulogy by Son of Rabbi Ettinger HY”D: Abba, Thank You For Choosing to Marry Eema

In Eulogy by Son of Rabbi Ettinger HY”D: Abba, Thank You For Choosing to Marry Eema

Yesterday, over 2500 people attended the funeral of Rabbi Achiad Ettinger HY”D, a rosh yeshiva and father of 12 who devoted his life to the Torah and the Jewish people. In his eulogy, through tears, Rabbi Ettinger’s oldest son, Elyashiv, said these following final words to his father: “Abba, I promise you that I will […]

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Yesterday’s Terror Victims: A Father of 12, A Musician, and a New Immigrant

Yesterday’s Terror Victims: A Father of 12, A Musician, and a New Immigrant

“Hello, I am a teacher, and when I tell my students about the people we are mourning and praying for, I try to add a personal detail, so the students can connect. So yesterday, I read the life stories of the victims of yesterday’s terror attack in Ariel, and I was profoundly moved. “Rabbi Achiad […]

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My 3 First Aid Tips for Kids (3-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

My 3 First Aid Tips for Kids (3-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

3 unusual ways I make my kids’ challenges disappear. Over my last 2 decades of being a mom I’ve learned some unusual techniques to help out my kids when they are facing challenges. These are the secret contents of my JewishMOM first-aid kit, which I use before I start taking my kids for professional help. […]

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The Engagement Ring Miracle

The Engagement Ring Miracle

This past fall, I told you about my Miraculous Shabbat Guest–the Shabbat guest who turned out to have graduated from the same Quaker high school in Baltimore that I attended. As far as I know, we are the only Baltimore Friends graduates living in Israel as well as the only Baltimore Friends graduates who are, […]

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What Your Kids See When They See Mom (3-Minute Video)

What Your Kids See When They See Mom (3-Minute Video)

This is the video I mentioned in the interview with Rabbanit Yemima, it was one of my most popular posts EVER. Get your tissues ready…

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What if My Teenager Got Dreadlocks? My Interview with Rabbanit Yemima

What if My Teenager Got Dreadlocks? My Interview with Rabbanit Yemima

This past Thursday, Rabbanit Yemima Mizrachi interviewed me on her weekly radio show on Reshet Bet. The Hebrew audio in this video of the interview is hard to hear. There’s a written English translation below. Or click here to hear the original Hebrew interview with excellent quality (starting at 13:00). RABBANIT YEMIMA MIZRACHI: These are […]

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How to Be a Happier Mom this Adar by Rabbanit Yemima

How to Be a Happier Mom this Adar by Rabbanit Yemima

When Adar begins, our happiness increases. But how exactly? Here are some thoughts from Rabbanit Yemima Mizrachi’s new book: “Invitation to Rejoice”: Women nowadays expect of themselves to do everything – to work, to educate, to succeed at home and outside of it, to host, to finish everything quickly. And I say: Cut yourself a […]

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