New Life-Transforming “Jewish Positive Thinking” Class starts September 8

New Life-Transforming “Jewish Positive Thinking” Class starts September 8

Last year I participated in Chana Hinda Allen’s amazing course “Jewish Positive Thinking.” It really changed my life, transforming me into a person who worries so much less and feels and thinks positive so much more. I still listen every single (weekday) morning to Chaya Hinda’s deep relaxation visualization CD– and every single time I [...]

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Why Lunch Ladies are Heroes (5-Minute Moving Video)

Why Lunch Ladies are Heroes (5-Minute Moving Video)

In this poignant TED talk, author Jarrett Krosoczka shows us the power of a “Thank you.”

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A Bathroom Thank You

A Bathroom Thank You

This week I was picking up my daughters at the airport, and noticed this screen by the door leading out of the bathroom. I clicked a big enthusiastic green smiley face, and was thankful for the opportunity to say “thank you!” for the clean and properly maintained bathrooms at the Ben Gurion airport. And I [...]

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Remembering Sara Kasirer z”l: A Young Mother Who Died Exactly as She Lived

Remembering Sara Kasirer z”l: A Young Mother Who Died Exactly as She Lived

I got to know Sara Kasirer z”l over the past decade or so. Our husbands teach together at the same yeshiva, so several times a year we would meet at Shabbatons and talk about children and our communities and life. What can I tell you about Sara? She was goodness. Integrity. Devotion. A devoted wife [...]

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Newborn Baby Girl Named After Fallen IDF Soldier

Newborn Baby Girl Named After Fallen IDF Soldier

Osher and Tsachi Vaknin of Yerucham were deeply touched by a photo they saw of Liel Gidoni HY”D who fell while defending the residents of southern and central Israel last month. As a result, they decided to name their newborn daughter after a person they called “a Jewish hero.” Liel’s father, Eli Gidoni, was very [...]

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The Book I Hate Most (9-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

The Book I Hate Most (9-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Some inspirational thoughts on giving when you’d really rather not.

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The 15-Minute No-Nag Initiative

The 15-Minute No-Nag Initiative

I saw this poster from Mishmeret HaShalom around the neighborhood, and thought this was an amazing idea! To participate, you have to agree not to criticize any family members or guests for the first fifteen minutes after they enter your home. No “Why aren’t your shoes tied?!” to your son. No “You left your towel [...]

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Siren at 3-Year-Old’s Birthday Party (1-Minute Video)

Siren at 3-Year-Old’s Birthday Party (1-Minute Video)

A month ago, Noa of Moshav Kochav Michael in the south of Israel turned 3 years old. But the family delayed the party because so many of her friend’s families had been forced to flee the Moshav during the war. For little Noa, though, it was very hard to continue waiting for her big day. [...]

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My Complicated Miscarriage by Anonymous

My Complicated Miscarriage by Anonymous

Rabbi Aryeh Nivin’s Personal Development Chaburas were named one of the six most ambitious spiritual initiatives by Family First magazine. Two new chabura groups for women are starting this Elul. Click here to find out more about joining the $1 no-commitment Elul program for women. Every JewishMOM.com reader who signs up for the $1 Elul [...]

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“How are You, Racheli?”: A Poignant Interview with Racheli Frankel

“How are You, Racheli?”: A Poignant Interview with Racheli Frankel

(The following is a translated excerpt from the article Kinat Racheli by Sari Makover-Balikov which appeared this past Friday in Yediot Achronot) At the beginning of the year, a strange dog suddenly appeared at the Frankel home. Racheli remembers that the veterinarian warned them that he had an aggressive nature, but her seven children became [...]

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