The Sad Tale of a Shabbat Shirt on a Looong Summer Friday

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Scientists Reveal the Impact of a Mother’s Love (3-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Scientists Reveal the Impact of a Mother’s Love (3-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Do you ever ask yourself at the end of a long mothering day what you actually accomplished? Dr. Shlomit Mizrachi, an expert on brain and behavior from the Technion, demonstrates the dramatic impact a mother’s love has on our children’s brains and lives.

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Why the Nose is the Most Important Part of Your Body

Why the Nose is the Most Important Part of Your Body

On the way home from summer camp today, out of the blue, my 5-year-old Yaakov informed me, “Eema, do you know what the most important part of the body is? The nose! If there were no noses, there would be no people in the world!” “Why is that?” ‘Because if people did not have noses, […]

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The Greatest Gift G-d Gave Me is ADHD (30-Second Inspirational Video)

The Greatest Gift G-d Gave Me is ADHD (30-Second Inspirational Video)

Rabbi Kobi and Racheli Dvir of Mitzpe Ramon have 8 children, all of whom have ADHD. Their son, David, now 24, was severely hyperactive as a child. He could not sit in class and even though he was extremely intelligent, he did not learn how to read well until he was in 8th grade. Today, […]

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What Every Mom Has on Her Head

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The Viral Story about Rabbi Steinman’s Toffee

The Viral Story about Rabbi Steinman’s Toffee

This story with its surprising punchline has taken Israeli whatsapp groups by storm. I understand why! I’ve translated it here to English A young man in Bnei Brak, unfortunately, left Judaism and got engaged to a non-Jewish woman. The young man’s secular cousin, with whom he was living, got angry and very upset, but he […]

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What a Woman Brings Home

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The Marriage Secret of a Chassidic Husband and his Secular Wife (4-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

The Marriage Secret of a Chassidic Husband and his Secular Wife (4-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Amit Katz, a Breslover Chassid, and his secular wife, Dana, share the secret of their happy marriage.

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The Miracle-Working Washerwoman Miriam

The Miracle-Working Washerwoman Miriam

My neighbor has been trying to have another baby for a few years, so when I saw her last week wearing a maternity blouse over her growing belly, I was thrilled for her. “Bshaah tova!” She smiled. And then she asked me, “Have you ever heard of HaKoveset? The washerwoman?” “No.” “Well, I prayed at […]

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The Irreplaceable Pregnant Woman

The Irreplaceable Pregnant Woman

There was a beautiful letter to the editor this week in Family First, from a woman named Shira Speiser who spent 25 weeks of a high-risk pregnancy on bedrest. When she told a friend who visited her that she felt “worthless, unfulfilled, and incompetent” lying around doing nothing, the following words of encouragement from her […]

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