The Perfect Mother Curse by Rebbetzin Mina Gordon

The Perfect Mother Curse by Rebbetzin Mina Gordon

Earlier this week, I posted that my kids have been reminding me recently that I’m not a perfect mom. I adored this insightful comment from Rebbetzin Mina Gordon of Melbourne, Australia, and wanted to share with all! Would your children really want a perfect mother? It can be a real handicap! Here are some of […]

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My Crazymaking Child

My Crazymaking Child

Imagine an oreo cookie. Now imagine that somebody takes that oreo cookie. Places it inside a ziploc bag, and bangs it over and over with a heavy wooden rolling pin. “It’s already crushed!” you want to say. “Stop banging already!” Now imagine, just imagine, that my home is that oreo’s delicate white filling, and the […]

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A Good Mother

A Good Mother

My kids have been reminding me recently that I am NOT a perfect mother. When I heard this saying below, it was a balm for my aching eema soul.

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The Ultimate Sleeping Pill, Jewish-Style

The Ultimate Sleeping Pill, Jewish-Style

I heard this story from Rabbi Fischel Schachter (video below) and laughed out loud. I’m sharing it with you, JewishMOM, to make you smile at the end of this looong summer vacation… There was once a king who had insomnia. He tried all the standard sleep medications–Ambien, etc. But nothing worked. It had been weeks […]

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Bubby’s Siddur and the Story it Tells (2-Minute Video)

Bubby’s Siddur and the Story it Tells (2-Minute Video)

The tear-stained and cracked pages of this grandmother’s prayer book tell the story of Jewish bravery and faith in the face of suffering and deprivation. Special thanks to Nshei Chabad Newsletter Editor Rishe Deitsch, who shared with me this moving video about her namesake and grandmother, Risha Levin.

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