An Urgent Request from Rabbi Gavriel Sasson

An Urgent Request from Rabbi Gavriel Sasson

Rabbi Gavriel Sasson, who lost seven of his children in a Brooklyn fire a few weeks ago has issued an earnest request: “I ask the public to daven for my wife: Gila bat Francis and for my daughter Tzipora bat Gila For complete recovery B’soch Sha’ar Cholei Yisrael.” Rabbi Sasson said that his daughter is […]

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A Young Widow, 2 Years Later

A Young Widow, 2 Years Later

Yesterday, for the first time, I met Hadas Rudich, a 32-year-old widow with three young children whose husband passed away suddenly from a heart attack two years ago. Back then, many of you JewishMOMs sent in money to help Hadas through that difficult first year, and she literally cried with emotion when she thanked me […]

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If Newborns Could Talk:)

If Newborns Could Talk:) Read More

A Double Birkat HaGomel Birth

A Double Birkat HaGomel Birth

This morning I attended a party at the home of musician (and my dear buddy!) Efrat Razel celebrating the birth of her newest baby– a girl named Rut Ashira. At the party, Efrat shared the following story: “The birth was very quick, and right before Rut Ashira was born the midwife realized that the umbilical […]

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Just a Mom? by Anonymous

Just a Mom? by Anonymous

A woman, renewing her driver’s license at the County Clerk ‘s office, Was asked by the woman recorder to state her occupation. The woman hesitated, uncertain how to classify herself. “What I mean is,” explained the recorder, “do you have a job or are you just a ..?” “Of course I have a job,” snapped […]

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Israeli Professor Calms Students’ Babies

Israeli Professor Calms Students’ Babies

When I had my oldest child 17 years ago, I was getting a masters at Hebrew University. Babies were not allowed in class, and my baby refused to take a bottle…It was a stressful experience, for me and my baby! So I loved this story about Hebrew University professor, Dr. Sydney Engelberg, who allows students […]

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A Mother’s Shavuot (9-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

A Mother’s Shavuot (9-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Can you have a spiritual Shavuot while caring for young children?

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Why My Neighbor Wears Clip-On Earrings

Why My Neighbor Wears Clip-On Earrings

Several afternoons a week, I see my neighbor Rimone at the local playground. Rimone comes directly to the playground from her law firm, which means she dresses up more than us average JewishMOMs on slide and see-saw duty. But yesterday, when I was complimenting her on her beautiful outfit, I noticed something a bit out […]

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The Shoplifter’s Kippah

The Shoplifter’s Kippah

This past Sunday night, I had just stepped out of the supermarket when the hullabaloo began. A religious man had been caught shoplifting by the security guard. When we heard the yelling, many of us turned to see what was going on, including a group of African tourists. Christian pilgrims, it appeared, possibly from Nigeria […]

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Next Time You Give your Mother a Gift, Remember…

Next Time You Give your Mother a Gift, Remember… Read More