Matisyahu Defiantly Sings “Jerusalem” Despite BDS Protest

Matisyahu Defiantly Sings “Jerusalem” Despite BDS Protest

Reuters reported: “An American Jewish musician who was controversially barred from a reggae festival in Spain before being invited back to play performed to catcalls from some pro-Palestinian protesters on Sunday, though the concert passed off peacefully after a tense build-up.  “Matisyahu, who fuses reggae, hip-hop and rock with Jewish influences in his songs, was […]

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No Mommy Peptalk This Week

Sorry, I really try to make peptalks every week. But this week, the final full week of summer vacation, is turning out to be particularly hectic. And I see I’m not managing to find quiet computer time to sit uninterrupted and film myself. IY”H next week:)

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Baby Rhino Born at Ramat Gan Safari (1-Minute Adorable Video)

Baby Rhino Born at Ramat Gan Safari (1-Minute Adorable Video)

SO ADORABLE!

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Tsoofy’s Ingenious Airport Solution

Tsoofy’s Ingenious Airport Solution

My 5-year-old, Tsofia Bat-Tsion (AKA Tsoofy), is on her way back today from visiting grandparents in Canada with Abba. Tsoofy got tired of wheeling her Dora bag all around the airport, and came up with this ingenious solution. More efficient? No. More fun? Yes!!!

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The Baal Teshuva’s Rap (3-Minute Music Video)

The Baal Teshuva’s Rap (3-Minute Music Video)

Awesome video, a must-see this Elul. His amazing wife, Shalvi, was my husband’s student a long time ago:)

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World’s Oldest Jewish Woman’s Longevity Secret?: “My Wonderful Children!”

World’s Oldest Jewish Woman’s Longevity Secret?: “My Wonderful Children!”

2 months before her 115th birthday, the oldest Jewish woman in the world, Goldie Steinberg of Long Island, passed away this month. Born in 1900, she moved to the United States at age 23 after surviving the Kishinev Pogroms. When a reporter asked Goldie the secret of her long life at her 112th birthday, Goldie […]

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Who Was That Mother Sobbing at the Graduation?

Who Was That Mother Sobbing at the Graduation?

Yesterday I passed by a low-calorie falafel stand in Talpiot. And I remembered the low-calorie falafel stand in the shuk which closed after a few months (or was it weeks?). It’s funny. Falafel is my favorite food. And I only eat it a few times a year. Because it’s just SO fattening. So why didn’t […]

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You are One Wealthy Woman!

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9 Months Later, at Site of Har Nof Massacre: Bris for Victim’s Grandson

9 Months Later, at Site of Har Nof Massacre: Bris for Victim’s Grandson

This story appeared in Mishpacha Magazine this week: “9 months after 2 Arabs entered a shul in Har Nof and butchered 4 Jews and one Druze policeman,a baby entered the covenant of Avraham Avinu this week with the name of one of the deceased. “Infant Kalman Zev Levine was named after his grandfather of the […]

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Accessing Elul’s Power in 5 Minutes a Day (10-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Accessing Elul’s Power in 5 Minutes a Day (10-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Too busy with summer vacation to connect with Elul’s spiritual power? Learn from Rabbi Nivin how to access Elul’s power in only 5 minutes a day– or less!

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