What Yoni Wants Me To Bring Him Back from London

What Yoni Wants Me To Bring Him Back from London

My husband’s going to London this week to interview potential students for next year. And I (woo-hoo!) am going with. So I asked my kids what presents they want me to bring them home from the UK. 9-year-old Tsofia wants a stuffed animal to join the zoo at the bottom of her bed. 7-year-old Yaakov […]

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What the Bat Mitzvah Girl’s Mother Told Her

What the Bat Mitzvah Girl’s Mother Told Her

I once attended a bat mitzvah, and the mother said something I will never forget to her daughter. She said, “Never forget that the spiritual DNA of all the matriarchs flows through your veins. Sara’s vision. Rivka’s strength. Rachel’s self-sacrifice. Leah’s power of prayer. Miriam’s song. Devora’s wisdom. You hold all of that, and more, […]

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When I Left My Husband All Alone with Our 5 Kids by Sivan Rahav Meir

When I Left My Husband All Alone with Our 5 Kids by Sivan Rahav Meir

Last week I went to Montreal all by myself. Yedidya, my husband, stayed with the kids in New York. I was posting and doing live broadcasts and a lot of reports, and everyone was texting me “Wow, great job! Good for you! You are amazing!” So I was getting all this flattering feedback: “Wow! How […]

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The Real Story Behind Rabbi Yuval and Noa Yaron Dayan’s Divorce (1-Minute Video)

The Real Story Behind Rabbi Yuval and Noa Yaron Dayan’s Divorce (1-Minute Video)

This past May, when my daughter and I visited Uman, we were surprised to discover that Noa Yaron Dayan was there as well, leading a group. Noa was a secular TV celebrity until she and her husband, Rabbi Yuval Dayan, became religious, and ended up inspiring and uplifting the lives of thousands of Israelis over […]

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My Tsaddik Peptalk

My Tsaddik Peptalk

My issue isn’t that I’m too hard on myself. I don’t tend to beat myself up (at least too much) over my various failures or shortcomings. My issue is, more, that I tend to think: “What’s the big deal?” For me, for example, it’s wonderful and very challenging to be the mother of 8 kids. […]

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Miracle at the Baseball Game (4-Minute Inspirational Video)

Miracle at the Baseball Game (4-Minute Inspirational Video)

Thank you Tamar Stone for sending this moving video about the transformative power of the bond between a boy with special needs and his best friend. What a stunning confirmation that when a person does an act of kindness, the giver can benefit as much as the recipient. What an important message for JewishMOMs, who […]

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Rebbetzin Jekyll and Mrs. Hyde

Rebbetzin Jekyll and Mrs. Hyde

I once spoke with a mother who lamented the fact that when she was single she had been such a wonderful person. Always kind, patient, tolerant–perfect! And once she got married and especially after she became a mother, on a regular basis she would find herself turning from Rebbetzin Jekyll into Mrs. Hyde. From kind, […]

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The Exciting Course I’m Starting Next Week: Rebbetzin Tukachinsky’s Sod Ha’adam

The Exciting Course I’m Starting Next Week: Rebbetzin Tukachinsky’s Sod Ha’adam

Last winter, one of my kids was going through a serious crisis. A friend told me about a simple tool she had learned from Rebbetzin Tukachinsky’s course, Sod Ha’adam. And thank God, after a few weeks, that daughter was doing great. And then I moved on to another child who was having a hard time, […]

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Take Me, Shabbos (4-Minute Music Video)

Take Me, Shabbos (4-Minute Music Video)

I love this newly-released video from Yosef Wildes. He manages to do something nearly impossible–capture the otherworldly magic of Shabbos:) I look forward to seeing more videos from him!

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My Wondrous Simchat Torah in Belz

My Wondrous Simchat Torah in Belz

I don’t like big crowds, being squished, having to push my way through the masses to get where I (and everybody else) are trying to go. But once a year, for at least a decade, I’ve braved the crowds at the Belzer Rebbe’s Simchat Torah hakafot. Most years I arrive half an hour or so […]

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