A Rare Interview with Michal Gross: 5 Years After the “Exterminator Tragedy”

A Rare Interview with Michal Gross: 5 Years After the “Exterminator Tragedy”

5 years ago this month, the Jewish world was shaken by the horrible tragedy that struck the 2 young daughters of Michal and Shimon Gross, who died after an exterminator sprayed poison in their home. The Grosses’ 2 sons, who were also poisoned, were rushed to the hospital in critical condition. B”H, both boys miraculously […]

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The Home Field Advantage (1-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

The Home Field Advantage (1-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

What we JewishMOMs can learn from the NFL. My husband’s a big Patriots fan, so yesterday he was telling me about the upcoming playoffs leading up to the Superbowl. Josh explained to me how crucial it is that the Patriots beat a certain team in order to get the home-field advantage during the playoffs and […]

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Only in Israel: A Bus Driver’s Daily Act of Kindness

Only in Israel: A Bus Driver’s Daily Act of Kindness

This week winter came to Israel. Snow, harsh winds, heavy rains, freezing cold. Israelis who have a choice tend to stay home next to their radiators in weather like this. But our IDF soldiers don’t have that option. Neither rain, nor snow, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these dedicated young men and women […]

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Speedy Beatie Update: JewishMOM of 5 Headed for Olympics?

Speedy Beatie Update: JewishMOM of 5 Headed for Olympics?

This week, Beatie Deutsch, the marathon champ and religious mother of 5, was interviewed about her Olympic plans. GO BEATIE, GO!!!

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Struggling Kids: One Principal’s Words of Encouragement

Struggling Kids: One Principal’s Words of Encouragement

  The following was written by Yosef Knapelmacher, principal of the Netivot Moshe School in Kadima: Imagine a boy with a terrible stutter. who is completely unable to speak and express himself, certainly not in public. Imagine the fears that pass through the hearts of that child’s parents. “What will his future look like?!” “How […]

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Mazal Tov! Terror Orphans to be Married

Mazal Tov! Terror Orphans to be Married

16 years ago, during the darkest hours of the 2nd Intifada, Avigdor Gavish’s parents, grandfather and brother were brutally murdered by an Arab terrorist who entered their home at the beginning of Passover. 4 months later, the parents and 9-year-old brother of Ayelet Dikstein were shot to death by terrorists while they were on their […]

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My Eema Cheer (1-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

My Eema Cheer (1-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

How I turned my child’s kvetch into a cheer- for me. This past Friday afternoon, I was standing on the top of a step ladder in my kitchen, getting down a pot for chicken soup. And at that very moment, my 6-year-old Yaakov needed something urgently. Insider’s info: whenever Yaakov wants anything, he needs it […]

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Re: My Home Getting Knocked Down

Re: My Home Getting Knocked Down

I love my home, I would love to live in it as long as I need a home to live in. But it seems that the Jerusalem Municipality has other plans for my family, and around 250 others that live in our section Kiryat Moshe. First, some history… In the mid-1950s, the newborn State of […]

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From the Mother of Critically-Injured Soldier, Nathaniel Felber

From the Mother of Critically-Injured Soldier, Nathaniel Felber

3 weeks ago, IDF soldier Nathaniel Felber of Maryland and Raanana was critically injured by a Palestinian terrorist while protecting Israelis waiting at a bus stop. When Nathaniel was about to join the IDF, his mother, Judi, wrote the following article: My Son, The Soldier. This devoted mother’s moving words remind me of the self-sacrifice, […]

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Mazal Tov to 2019’s 1st Israeli Baby

Mazal Tov to 2019’s 1st Israeli Baby

Mazal tov to Noa Tuito who gave birth to the first Israeli baby born this New Year, at 1 AM at Jerusalem’s Hadassah Hospital. When I saw the photo today of Noa Tuito and her midwife, Noam Gamliel, I was reminded of the midwives Shifra and Puah, who loved G-d so much and loved their […]

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