When You’re Feeling Down (8-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

When You’re Feeling Down (8-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Serving Hashem from a place of constricted consciousness.

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To My Sister in Waiting from Anonymous

To My Sister in Waiting from Anonymous

Dear Sister-in-waiting, I can relate to SO many things you said. I, too, have one child, and am waiting to be blessed with more. My diagnosis is somewhat different. The doctors have deemed my situation as hopeless, that I will never have another child. Yet they couldn’t explain how I had my first child with […]

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My Blind Son’s Miracle: 5 Years Later by Daniella Levy

My Blind Son’s Miracle: 5 Years Later by Daniella Levy

Five years ago, I shared a story with JewishMOM.com about my son, Hallel, who was born with congenital cataracts. This is an update on our situation. At the time I wrote that post, Hallel was two years old, attending a special preschool for children with visual impairments and blindness in Jerusalem, called Gan Eliya. He’s […]

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Waiting by Anonymous

Waiting by Anonymous

My alarm wakes me up at 5:45 AM. I get dressed and make my way down the stairs carefully to avoid the ones that creak. The last thing I want is to wake up my son at this hour. In the cold darkness I get into my car and hope I will make it to […]

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A Special Bar Mitzvah Boy

A Special Bar Mitzvah Boy

A few Shabbats ago, I noticed a friend standing at a kiddush outside a nearby shul. As I was schmoozing with her, I realized I recognized the person making the kiddush. He is a well-known educator who, I realized, was making a bar mitzvah for his son. If I had to describe this educator in […]

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