When the Jewish Mom Met the CEOs

When the Jewish Mom Met the CEOs

20 years ago, recently graduated from an Ivy League university, a dear friend of mine made the difficult choice to drop out of a prestigious graduate program in order to stay home and devote herself to her family and home. But a few weeks ago she decided the time has come– her kids are bigger […]

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Mindful Motherhood (5-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Mindful Motherhood (5-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Finding joy and gratitude in our mothering lives through mindfulness.

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My Tablecloth Soul Dance

My Tablecloth Soul Dance

Yesterday, at Devorah’s Dance Journey workshop, we did something unusual. Each of us took a clear plastic tablecloth and danced around with it–dancing, as Devora put it, “the story of our soul.” At first, you can imagine, I felt pretty silly, dancing around Devora’s living room with a plastic tablecloth. But as I looked deeply […]

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Why Yaakov Wants 100 Shekels

Why Yaakov Wants 100 Shekels

Sitting on the sofa together yesterday, Yaakov asked me: “Eema, do you have a 1000 shekel bill?” “No” “Do you have a 100 shekel bill?” “Yes, I do.” “Fantastic! Give it to me!” “Why?” “I’m going to buy a truck.”

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An Easy Way to Cut Down Your Shabbat Cleaning

An Easy Way to Cut Down Your Shabbat Cleaning

Cleaning the house before Shabbat. Cleaning the house after Shabbat. Not to mention, setting up before and cleaning up after 3 Shabbat meals. So much work to do! And by default, it falls on guess who… Here’s a simple way to reduce cleaning time in a significant way: make a chart to break down cleaning […]

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Remembering Rabbanit Yemima’s Father, Rabbi Eli Natan Rothschild zt”l

Remembering Rabbanit Yemima’s Father, Rabbi Eli Natan Rothschild zt”l

I got the SMS yesterday at 5:20 that Rabbanit Yemima’s father, Rabbi Eli Natan Rothschild, had passed away after an extended illness at the age of 93 and that the funeral would take place at 6 PM. So I picked up my purse and rushed over. I first met Rabbanit Yemima 18 years ago when […]

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Chocolate Pearls (10-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Chocolate Pearls (10-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

More thoughts on Mishpacha’s Magazine’s woman of valour of the year, chocolate-maker Sara Balulu.

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The Last Person to Finish the New York Marathon

The Last Person to Finish the New York Marathon

Large crowds of journalists, TV reporters, and regular folks await the first runners to finish the New York Marathon. But what about those competitors who finish last? The video below is about those people who arrive at the finish line running, walking, or being pushed in a wheelchair many hours after the journalists have gone […]

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My Moon Pie Dance

My Moon Pie Dance

I have been feeling burnt out for a while now. Jumping at any opportunity that takes me away from my kids and my house. I’ll admit that I was relieved when I heard from Rabbi Nivin that I’m not alone. Many people feel depressed and burnt out at this time of year. And for that […]

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Rush Hour on Rechov HaIlui

Rush Hour on Rechov HaIlui

8 AM, another morning, another walk with Yaakov and Yoni to gan. We wait for the light to change and enter the crosswalk crowded with kids on their way to school and gan. Two sisters squabble, a five-year-old loudly protests his mother’s efforts to hold his hand, Yoni is still whimpering because I cut the […]

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