The VIPs Who Came for Shabbos (2-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

The VIPs Who Came for Shabbos (2-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Some thoughts on our Shabbat guests this week: a delegation of Catholic American VIPs. (I’m sorry to be posting this on Monday instead of Sunday as I usually do…) We hosted a fascinating group for Shabbat this week: a group of American Catholic VIPs interested in strengthening the connection with Israel. Among our guests were […]

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The First Startup: Family by Sivan Rahav Meir

The First Startup: Family by Sivan Rahav Meir

After the Flood, the words “their families” appear in the Torah for the first time. After humanity was wiped-out in the Flood on account of moral corruption, violence, disloyalty and lack of the ability to commit – suddenly comes this word, family: “…after their families they went forth out of the ark.” From the ark […]

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Things I Never Knew about my Great-Grandma Jenny

Things I Never Knew about my Great-Grandma Jenny

30 years ago, my uncle did an 8-hour interview with my late grandmother about our family’s history. And this morning, for some reason, I started listening to that family history for the first time. And once I started, I was mesmerized. Some of the stories I’d heard before. Most I hadn’t. Some of them surprised […]

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Morning Sickness, Jewish Style

Morning Sickness, Jewish Style

As you know, my After-the-Chagim to-do list is approximately the length of the Great Wall of China. And I was planning to get through a significant chunk of it this week… And then, half way up the mountain of Chol HaMoed laundry, our washing machine came to a screeching halt. B”H it’s under warranty (but […]

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Want to Experience Miracles? Read These Words…

Want to Experience Miracles? Read These Words…

Rabbi Nivin suggested a few months ago that if we want to connect with G-d on a more constant basis, and see more miracles in our lives, then he would recommend reciting the Ain Od Milvado segula written by the Nefesh HaChaim (Rabbi Chaim of Volozhin). So I started doing just that, every day after […]

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The Smile that Made a Shidduch

The Smile that Made a Shidduch

When my neighbor, Naomi, was in her early thirties, almost all of her childhood friends were already married with several children. After 10 years of looking for a husband, Naomi resigned herself to the sad possibility that she would never get married. She comforted herself with the thought that the children in the nursery school […]

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How to Conquer Your After-the-Chagim To-Do List (2-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

How to Conquer Your After-the-Chagim To-Do List (2-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

2 simple tools that help me not get overwhelmed by my lengthy post-Chagim to-do list. The Chagim are over, and if you are like me, you have a to-do list as long as the galus made up of all the things you said you would do “After the Chagim.” Here’s 2 ideas that help me […]

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What the Rebbe Taught Me this Simchat Torah

What the Rebbe Taught Me this Simchat Torah

For the last 10 Simchat Torahs or so I’ve attended the hakafot of the Belzer Rebbe. Simchat Torah at Belz is, without fail, one of the most intense spiritual experiences of my year. The hints of doubt and irony that color my view of Judaism year-round are replaced by absolute, unwavering certainty. From the moment […]

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Chagim were Great! And Great They’re Finally Over… (44-Second Inspirational Video)

Chagim were Great! And Great They’re Finally Over… (44-Second Inspirational Video)

Tishrei is an amazing, uplifting month, which requires a ton of very hard work from us JewishMOMs. If the Tishrei marathon left feeling fried to a crisp, you are not alone! I love this inspirational song by Naomi Shemer in honor of now: “After the Chagim.”

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Hashem’s Love Letter

Hashem’s Love Letter

Every day I receive short inspirational text messages like this one from Sivan Rahav Meir. Every day they are WOW. Click here to join her English Whatsapp group  or here  to join her Hebrew Whatsapp group To receive by text message or Email write  sivanrahavmeirtext@gmail.com ((please specify whether you want to receive by text, or Email–and in which […]

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