Why Yaakov Wants 100 Shekels

Why Yaakov Wants 100 Shekels

Sitting on the sofa together yesterday, Yaakov asked me: “Eema, do you have a 1000 shekel bill?” “No” “Do you have a 100 shekel bill?” “Yes, I do.” “Fantastic! Give it to me!” “Why?” “I’m going to buy a truck.”

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An Easy Way to Cut Down Your Shabbat Cleaning

An Easy Way to Cut Down Your Shabbat Cleaning

Cleaning the house before Shabbat. Cleaning the house after Shabbat. Not to mention, setting up before and cleaning up after 3 Shabbat meals. So much work to do! And by default, it falls on guess who… Here’s a simple way to reduce cleaning time in a significant way: make a chart to break down cleaning […]

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Remembering Rabbanit Yemima’s Father, Rabbi Eli Natan Rothschild zt”l

Remembering Rabbanit Yemima’s Father, Rabbi Eli Natan Rothschild zt”l

I got the SMS yesterday at 5:20 that Rabbanit Yemima’s father, Rabbi Eli Natan Rothschild, had passed away after an extended illness at the age of 93 and that the funeral would take place at 6 PM. So I picked up my purse and rushed over. I first met Rabbanit Yemima 18 years ago when […]

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Chocolate Pearls (10-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Chocolate Pearls (10-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

More thoughts on Mishpacha’s Magazine’s woman of valour of the year, chocolate-maker Sara Balulu.

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The Last Person to Finish the New York Marathon

The Last Person to Finish the New York Marathon

Large crowds of journalists, TV reporters, and regular folks await the first runners to finish the New York Marathon. But what about those competitors who finish last? The video below is about those people who arrive at the finish line running, walking, or being pushed in a wheelchair many hours after the journalists have gone […]

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My Moon Pie Dance

My Moon Pie Dance

I have been feeling burnt out for a while now. Jumping at any opportunity that takes me away from my kids and my house. I’ll admit that I was relieved when I heard from Rabbi Nivin that I’m not alone. Many people feel depressed and burnt out at this time of year. And for that […]

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Rush Hour on Rechov HaIlui

Rush Hour on Rechov HaIlui

8 AM, another morning, another walk with Yaakov and Yoni to gan. We wait for the light to change and enter the crosswalk crowded with kids on their way to school and gan. Two sisters squabble, a five-year-old loudly protests his mother’s efforts to hold his hand, Yoni is still whimpering because I cut the […]

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Meet Mishpacha’s Eshet Chayil of the Year: Sara Balulu

Meet Mishpacha’s Eshet Chayil of the Year: Sara Balulu

Every Shabbat morning, I visit an old friend who lives nearby. And often when I get there, there is another mother there named Sara who is finishing up her visit before she heads back home with her children. Because of that, I’ve had multiple opportunities to make small talk with Sara, about where she’s from, […]

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A Gold Medal for Every Jewish Mom (14-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

A Gold Medal for Every Jewish Mom (14-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Why I believe every mother deserves a gold medal every day.

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The Unusual Birth of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach’s Daughter

The Unusual Birth of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach’s Daughter

In honor of her father’s 23rd Yahrzeit this Sunday, Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach’s 2nd daughter, Dari, shared the unusual story her birth with Nashim magazine. “I was born in New York in 1977. My mother came to the hospital for a test, and they told her she was staying because she was already 8 centimeters, even […]

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