3 More Tips for a Better Marriage (15-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

3 More Tips for a Better Marriage (15-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

More tips from the newest book by Surrendered Wife author Laura Doyle. Can’t watch you tube? Click here to download video (please tell me if this works…)

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Little Giant Man (3-Minute Inspirational Video)

Little Giant Man (3-Minute Inspirational Video)

Another gem from Rabbi Yoel Gold. About one rabbi’s small act of kindness which had a huge, lasting impact on a “little giant man.”

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Why Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka Knew All About the Chicago Cubs

Why Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka Knew All About the Chicago Cubs

Did I ever tell you how I decide what to post on JewishMOM.com? I try, whenever possible, to post things that move me to tears. And this morning, reading the newly-released biography Rebbe by Joseph Telushkin, I read a story which you wouldn’t think would make me cry, but it did. So here you go… […]

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A Calendar Like You Never Saw Before

A Calendar Like You Never Saw Before

Our friend Jorian just brought us a copy of his hot-off-the-presses Hebrew Circle Calendar, and I was really blown away by the rare quality of the printing and art (created by 13 artists) as well as by the circle calendar concept–reminding us that the Jewish year is a spiral. That means that every year through […]

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The Razel Family Mourns Savta Fanny

The Razel Family Mourns Savta Fanny

This morning I heard that Savta Fanny passed away this last Shabbat at the age of 96. Savta Fanny Roselaar was the grandmother of singers Yonatan, Aaron Razel, and Ricka Razel and over the last two decades or so I would meet her at Razel family events–brises, bar mitzvahs, baby-namings etc. I was really fond […]

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3 Tips for a Better Marriage (20-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

3 Tips for a Better Marriage (20-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Powerful tips from the new book of the author of “The Surrendered Wife.”

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My Mind over Munchies Victory

My Mind over Munchies Victory

For the last few months I’ve been taking Rena Reiser’s telephone course on intuitive eating. And it’s been a big eye opener for me. First of all, Rena asked us to pay attention to all the diets and hidden diets and food rules that we construct for ourselves in order to control our weight. In […]

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We are a Miracle –Yaakov Shwekey (5-Minute Music Video)

We are a Miracle –Yaakov Shwekey (5-Minute Music Video)

I don’t remember the last time a video made me cry this hard–twice. The video’s creator, Mendy Pellin, managed to squeeze in 2 millenia of Jewish pain, persecution, and triumph into 5-minutes. The video’s message: our greatest victory? Each and every Jewish child.

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What Hillary Reminded Me

What Hillary Reminded Me

Watching Hillary Clinton in this presidential race has gotten me thinking… Not about foreign policy or domestic policy. But rather about me and my life. I look at Hillary and I am reminded of a dream I had many moons ago–to have it all. A husband, children, and, most importantly, an impressive career. In college, […]

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What is the Heart of the Jewish Home?

What is the Heart of the Jewish Home?

House (בית) equals 412 Temple (מקדש) equals 444. The difference between them? 32, which equals heart (לב). What is the heart of the Jewish home? The Jewish mother. Who has the power–through mitzvot, through prayer, through her own love for her family– to transform her humble house into a sanctuary of holiness: a modern-day Holy […]

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