Baruch Dayan Haemet: The Ish-Ran’s Baby Passed Away

Baruch Dayan Haemet: The Ish-Ran’s Baby Passed Away

I am so sad to share the tragic news that after 3 days of struggling to live, the baby of Shira and Amichai Ish-Ran passed away today. His parents gave him the name: Amiad Yisrael–which has two meanings: the Jewish people will exist forever as well as the Jewish people will live forever in their […]

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Shira Ish Ran’s Parents: Our Daughter’s Chanukah Miracle

Shira Ish Ran’s Parents: Our Daughter’s Chanukah Miracle

First, an update regarding the couple injured in last night’s terror attack: The baby, delivered by emergency C-section last night, is in critical condition and his life is in immediate danger. Please pray for the “Rach HaNolad ben Shira Yael” (רך הנולד בן שירה יעל). Shira Ish-Ran (Shira Yael bat Liora Sara) remains in the […]

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Please Pray for Terror Victims, Newlyweds Shira and Amichai Ish Ran

Please Pray for Terror Victims, Newlyweds Shira and Amichai Ish Ran

Please pray for the 7 people injured in today’s terror attack, including this newly married couple who were seriously injured: 21-year-old Shira Yael bat Liora Sara and Amichai Yishai ben Galila. Following the attack, Shira underwent an emergency c-section in her 7th month of pregnancy, the baby’s life is in immediate danger, please pray for […]

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Shulamit: The Mother of 12’s Autistic Daughter

Shulamit: The Mother of 12’s Autistic Daughter

For this year’s Chanukah Contest, I asked readers to nominate mothers who are their personal candle in the darkness, the most inspirational JewishMOM they know. Here is the final semifinalist, Shulamit (Shushu), submitted by Leah Goldberg of Zichron Yaakov, Israel: My friend Shushu grew up in a wealthy family, cared for by a nanny in […]

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The Juggling Stepmother

The Juggling Stepmother

For this year’s Chanukah Contest, I asked readers to nominate mothers who are their personal candle in the darkness, the most inspirational JewishMOM they know. Here is the 6th anonymous semifinalist, submitted by Sharona Kotzen of Jerusalem, Israel: I would like to tell you about a Jewish MOM who inspires me, just by being herself. […]

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My Aunt Sonya: After the Holocaust, a Chuppah

My Aunt Sonya: After the Holocaust, a Chuppah

For this year’s Chanukah Contest, I asked readers to nominate mothers who are their personal candle in the darkness, the most inspirational JewishMOM they know. Here is the 5th anonymous semifinalist, Sonya K. of Brooklyn, submitted by Yael Maizels of Ariel, Israel: My Aunt Sonya was born in Warsaw in 1925. She miraculously survived 4 […]

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Grief and Faith: A Young Mother Who Lost 2 Children

Grief and Faith: A Young Mother Who Lost 2 Children

For this year’s Chanukah Contest, I asked readers to nominate mothers who are their personal candle in the darkness, the most inspirational JewishMOM they know. Here is the 4th anonymous semifinalist, from Baltimore, Maryland, submitted by Rachel Horan:

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Rebbetzin Mina Gordon: When a Mother of 13 Gets Parkinson’s

Rebbetzin Mina Gordon: When a Mother of 13 Gets Parkinson’s

For this year’s Chanukah Contest, I asked readers to nominate mothers who are their personal candle in the darkness, the most inspirational JewishMOM they know. Here is the 3rd semifinalist, from Melbourne, Australia, submitted by her daughter Zisa: My mother was diagnosed with Parkinson’s when she was in her early 40’s, shortly after her 13th […]

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Laura Greenbaum: A Special Mom of Special Kids

Laura Greenbaum: A Special Mom of Special Kids

For this year’s Chanukah Contest, I asked readers to nominate mothers who are their personal candle in the darkness, the most inspirational JewishMOM they know. Here is the 2nd semifinalist, submitted by Lindi Rosen of Boca Raton, Florida: I live next door to an incredible Jewish mom. My friend and neighbor, Laura Greenbaum, is a […]

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Our Chanukah Chomework (4-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Our Chanukah Chomework (4-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

3 simple tools from Rabbi Nivin and Rabbanit Yemima to access Chanukah’s miraculous spiritual power. OK, JewishMOM, here is your Chanukah Chomework. 3 JewishMOM assignments for Chanukah.   The first thing we need to do is finally address the problematic standing of Jewish women in their homes.   We accomplish this, Rabbanit Yemima explains, by […]

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