When You Walk Through a Storm (2-Minute Musical Excerpt)

When You Walk Through a Storm (2-Minute Musical Excerpt)

Yesterday, for the first time ever, I did karaoke at my friend’s surprise 40th birthday party. It was so fun! Before she arrived, all the people there chose out the songs we would sing, and after looking through the names of a few hundred songs I didn’t know or didn’t know well enough to perform, […]

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Feeling Summer Vacation

Feeling Summer Vacation

Summer vacation? Ha! It is summer, I agree, but vacation? Maybe for my kids, but not for me… For me, vacation begins when vacation ends, and the kids go back to school and I have some space to breathe and think my own thoughts without lots of little people around all day. So I was […]

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How to Stop Jealousy (14-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

How to Stop Jealousy (14-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Why being jealous doesn’t make sense.

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My Husband Doesn’t Help in the House and That’s OK by Tamar Nizri

My Husband Doesn’t Help in the House and That’s OK by Tamar Nizri

Over the last few weeks I’ve mentioned life coach and mother of 8 Tamar Nizri several times. This year, her community and home in Amona were destroyed, and since then (as she mentions in the article below) she and the other displaced families have been living together in dormitories while awaiting permanent housing. This article […]

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A Place to Call Home (6-Minute Rabbi Yoel Gold Video)

A Place to Call Home (6-Minute Rabbi Yoel Gold Video)

Get your tissues ready, this is really something. A reminder of what a gift we are granting our children by giving them a place to call home.

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Mazal Tov, it’s Tisha b’Av

Mazal Tov, it’s Tisha b’Av

Yesterday I told my 7-year-old Tsofia that, no, for a few more days she and her siblings still can’t fill up the swimming pool in the backyard and take a dip. “Oh right,” she said, realizing her mistake, “now it’s the 9 months!” And I was reminded of something I read in Rabbanit Yemima’s book […]

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The Power of Being You (9-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

The Power of Being You (9-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

One of the most powerful forms of Jewish outreach.

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Mourning Solomon Family Invites Public to Today’s Bris

Mourning Solomon Family Invites Public to Today’s Bris

Following the brutal murder of 3 members of the Solomon family while celebrating the Shalom Zachar of a newborn grandson, the Solomon family has decided to open up the baby’s bris to the public. This week Am Yisrael has mourned with the Solomon family, and B”H today we will be able to celebrate with them […]

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Inside the Home of ALS Patient Rabbi Yitzi Hurwitz by Ellie

Inside the Home of ALS Patient Rabbi Yitzi Hurwitz by Ellie

Every day each of us faces challenges we’d rather not. A challenging child, husband, relative, mood, or other situation. For most of us human beings, our natural reaction to these challenges is to grumble, to feel frustrated, to look accusingly up at the Heavens and say “Why is this happening to me?.” Which is what […]

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How my Israeli Children are Different from Me

How my Israeli Children are Different from Me

When I was growing up in Baltimore, I learned which neighborhoods were safe and which neighborhoods were dangerous. Which places I could go to, and which places I should carefully avoid. And since I moved to Israel 24 years ago, I’ve been doing the same thing. When I heard that 2 Israeli police officers had […]

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