At the Side of the 70-Year-Old Bride

At the Side of the 70-Year-Old Bride

This week I had unusual experience. A dear friend of ours, a widow in her 70s, got married again. And I had the privilege of accompanying her to the Mikveh. We were all so excited–the bride, the mikveh lady, and me. Taking any bride-to-be to the mikveh is exciting, but an older widow who has […]

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My Name Dance

My Name Dance

This Friday night, as we do every year, we will be hosting the Ethiopian students from Nishmat, where my husband is a teacher. Hosting the Ethiopian girls is one of the highlights of my year, not only because they are always so remarkably lovely… but because I LOVE hearing the girls’ names. Each girl’s name […]

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The Strange Phone Call

The Strange Phone Call

One evening last week I called the home of Yaakov’s wonderful kindergarten teacher, Racheli, to get her advice about Yaakov. When I called, her husband answered. “Shalom, may I please speak with Racheli?” The husband sounded surprised, “Shalom, how are you? Racheli? She’s not home now. You didn’t try her cellphone? Is something the matter?” […]

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The OB/GYN’s Miracle Birth

The OB/GYN’s Miracle Birth

My neighbor, Rachel, is a resident in OB/GYN who works in a busy Jerusalem delivery room. She has attended hundreds of births, but her own self-described “miracle birth” to her 7th child last week ended up catching her completely by surprise. This is the story Rachel shared with me: “For the last few weeks of […]

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Our Weaknesses are the Key to Our Success (9-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Our Weaknesses are the Key to Our Success  (9-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

How our weaknesses enable us to invest in and develop our strengths and achieve our ultimate goals.

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