2 Ways to Enjoy Your Life More (15-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

2 Ways to Enjoy Your Life More (15-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Using “paradising” and mindfulness to feel more joy in your life as it is right now.

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The Sexist Photo of Israel’s New Minister of Justice

The Sexist Photo of Israel’s New Minister of Justice

As a general rule, I try not to post anything about politics. But today I’m making an exception since I feel like a JewishMOM has been put down, and that makes me angry. This week the newly-appointed Minister of Justice, Ayelet Shaked, proposed controversial legislation which was the subject of a huge headline on the […]

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Small Gifts: A Once Secular Singer’s Tribute to Shabbat Kodesh (4-Minute Music Video)

Small Gifts: A Once Secular Singer’s Tribute to Shabbat Kodesh (4-Minute Music Video)

I first heard this song when my daughter chose it as her alarm-clock ring tone, and it would wake me up every morning 6:30 AM. What a wonderful song to wake up to–a reminder of the “small gift” Hashem sends us every Friday night…Since then, it seems like all of Israel is singing Rami Kleinshtein’s […]

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At First I was Dying to Get Married by Anonymous

At First I was Dying to Get Married by Anonymous

At first I was dying to get married. Then I was dying to get pregnant. Then I was dying to give birth. Then I was dying for my children to grow up. Then I was dying to see them marry and have children. Then I was dying to retire. And now I’m dying, and suddenly […]

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The Day I Received $100,000 by Mistake (10-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

The Day I Received $100,000 by Mistake (10-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Reflections on overcoming life’s challenges and returning $100,000 which I received by mistake.

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Straight from the ICU to his Grandson’s Bris

Straight from the ICU to his Grandson’s Bris

Last month, 56-year-old Tsadok Sambal was critically injured in a traffic accident. While still in the ICU, the wife of Tsadok Sambal’s only son gave birth to Sambal’s first grandchild. The ICU staff at Haifa’s Carmel Hospital managed the near impossible– transporting the new grandfather attached to life-support equipment to attend the bris of his […]

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Why I Wanna be Like My Watch Repairman

Why I Wanna be Like My Watch Repairman

In the Weisberg home we call it “the watch store that looks like a closet,” and when a watch needs a new battery or a watchband or we need to buy a new watch altogether, “the watch store that looks like a closet” is where we go. I don’t only prefer this store because it’s […]

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The Afternoon Yoel Disappeared

The Afternoon Yoel Disappeared

Yesterday at 2:30 PM I was sitting in the playground spreading cottage cheese on rice cakes when the mother of Yoel’s best friend called to inform me that my 8-year-old son had disappeared. Yoel had finished school at 1 PM and had gone to his best friend’s house nearby to play until a school activity […]

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Surprise! You’re Going to be Grandparents! (1-Minute Wonderful Video)

Surprise! You’re Going to be Grandparents! (1-Minute Wonderful Video)

When nobody’s looking, the grandpa-to-be celebrates! My eyes well up with tears of joy every time I watch this… Video might not be suitable for sensitive male viewers

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3 Tips to Lift Up a Down Mood (10-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

3 Tips to Lift Up a Down Mood (10-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

These 9 Days leading up to Tisha B’Av are a time of constricted consciousness and negative thinking. Here’s 3 suggestions to help you feel better…

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