A Shidduch for Raizy

A Shidduch for Raizy

Last summer we joined the Bernstein* Family for a Shabbat meal. The Bernsteins are one of my favorite families, and their daughter, Raizy*, is one of my favorite human beings. Raizy was the babysitter for our Tuesday night date for several years. She’s beautiful and responsible and kind and smart and deeply religious. The kind [...]

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“The Singing Doctor” Serenades his Newborn Babies (2-Minute SWEET Video)

“The Singing Doctor” Serenades his Newborn Babies (2-Minute SWEET Video)

Thanks so much to Hadassah Aber for sending this my way, I LOVED IT!

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Tiptoeing through a Minefield: Raising my Challenging Grandson by Anonymous

Tiptoeing through a Minefield: Raising my Challenging Grandson 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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The Mystery Man at the Bris

The Mystery Man at the Bris

Yesterday, when I arrived at the bris, I recognized a man walking by me towards the men’s side of the shul. My mind pondered that for a nanosecond. Did I know him from the neighborhood? Nope. Does he work with Josh? Nope? And a nanosecond later I forgot about the mystery completely, mouthed a heartfelt [...]

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Remembering “Honorary Jew” Robin Williams OBM

Remembering “Honorary Jew” Robin Williams OBM

When I checked the news this morning and read that Robin Williams had died, the first thing I did was cry. The second thing I did was remember a famous story that appears in the Gemara. In the story, Elijah the Prophet walks through the town market with Rabbi Berokah, and explains that two men [...]

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The Letter in our Mailbox from the IDF

The Letter in our Mailbox from the IDF

Yesterday an official letter arrived in our mailbox from the Israeli military. I’m used to seeing mail from the IDF, but in the mailboxes of our Israeli-born neighbors being called up for reserve duty, never for us “Amerikaim.” But I turned over the letter, and my eyes widened when I realized that there had been [...]

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The Life Lesson I Learned from the War (15-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

The Life Lesson I Learned from the War (15-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

A military expert’s wisdom for war and for living a better life.

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All Time Israeli Birth Record—68 Babies Born the Day War Ended

All Time Israeli Birth Record—68 Babies Born the Day War Ended

Beersheva’s Soroka Hospital is home to the busiest maternity ward in Israel. On an average day, 35 babies are born there. But on the last day of Operation Protective Edge, something bizarre happened. The birth rate nearly doubled and 68 babies were born there in one day. Israeli officials say that this sets a record [...]

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Nachlaot Pedophile, Zalman Cohen, Convicted!

Nachlaot Pedophile, Zalman Cohen, Convicted!

Justice in this world is slooooow. It’s also almost always partial. For complete justice we have to wait for the True Judge in the World to Come. And this is especially true of cases involving child sexual abuse. Three summers ago, when we discovered that over 80 Nachlaot kids had been molested and/or raped by [...]

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Their 1st Day of Camp

Their 1st Day of Camp

How many weeks ago did your kids start camp? For these children from the South of Israel who spent the last month cowering in bomb shelters, camp only started today. I hope they have so much fun! They certainly deserve it!

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