3 Tips to Master the Mind (12-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

3 Tips to Master the Mind (12-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

3 techniques from Dina Friedman’s Mastery Program on silencing distressing mind chatter.

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Our Messed Up Family

Our Messed Up Family

This past Tuesday morning. Gorgeous deep blue skies. An early hint of spring after all the snow and cold. I boarded the light rail with Yoel and the baby, and maybe on account of the weather, the atmosphere was festive and friendly. Chol HaMoed January. Yoel and I found two seats, but not together. So [...]

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Celebrating Birth of 100th Great-Grandchild: “This is our response to Hitler”

Celebrating Birth of 100th Great-Grandchild: “This is our response to Hitler”

Michael (92) and Marion (90) Mittwoch fled Germany as teenagers when Hitler rose to power, and were among the founders of Kibbutz Lavi. This month they celebrated the birth of their 100th great-grandchild, Dagan Raz (in the center of the photo below, along with proud great-grandparents, father, and grandfather). Michael Mittwoch reflected with emotion, “This [...]

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Coping with My Mother’s Death by Anonymous (Rabbi Nivin Chabura Testimonial)

Coping with My Mother’s Death by Anonymous (Rabbi Nivin Chabura Testimonial)

The Personal Development Chabura of my teacher, Rabbi Aryeh Nivin, was named one of the six most ambitious spiritual initiatives by Family First magazine. Visit www.newchabura.com to find out more about joining the $1 no-commitment 2-class Life Purpose seminar for women– starting this week. Every JewishMOM.com reader who signs up for the $1 Life Purpose [...]

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An Ode to the Pregnant Poetess by Chana Mason

An Ode to the Pregnant Poetess by Chana Mason

You’re not a bulky, chunky butterball who’s let her self go to the whims of self indulgence. Nor a whale-like, distended, jelly-belly of unattractiveness. Not pot bellied, overweight, round around the edges. Not swollen, stout, roly poly. Not fat and all that. No, woman. You are a cocoon within which life blooms An oasis, where [...]

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A Traffic Jam in the Holy Land

A Traffic Jam in the Holy Land

On Thursday, an older married couple visiting from America gave me a ride home. When the husband turned right on Betsalel Street, we discovered what looked like a mile-long parking lot. “Oh no!” I muttered, “a traffic jam…We should have gone another way.” But the husband had a very different reaction. He sang out, “Thank [...]

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My Perfect Neighbor (11-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

My Perfect Neighbor (11-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

It just doesn’t make sense to be jealous of anybody else.

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1st Interview with Michal and Shimon Gross after Birth (2-Minute Video)

1st Interview with Michal and Shimon Gross after Birth (2-Minute Video)

Michal and Shimon Gross are such an inspiration…Listening to this interview is more powerful than listening to 1000 classes on emuna. English below. If embedded video doesn’t work, click here. Somebody at hospital: May it be with mazal tov! Shimon Gross: Thank you Narrator: It wasn’t obvious to Shimon and Michal Gross that they would [...]

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Why G-d Gives Us Challenges

Why G-d Gives Us Challenges

“All people come into this world to become great human beings. “Therefore, the Creator provides us the exact number and type of challenges necessary to develop that greatness.” –Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller

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New Gross Baby Named Yehonatan Eliezer in Honor of Sisters A”H

New Gross Baby Named Yehonatan Eliezer in Honor of Sisters A”H

This past Shabbat, on the 1st yahrzeit of their two daughters, Michal and Shimon Gross made a bris for their newborn son, Yehonatan Eliezer. Proud father Shimon explained at the bris that they chose the name Yehonatan because it means “Hashem gave” and Eliezer because it means “G-d, my father, helps me,” and also in [...]

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