The Blessing of Growing Older (9-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

The Blessing of Growing Older (9-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

As mothers, we grow older and wiser.

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“Modeh Ani” Sung by Elana Jagoda

“Modeh Ani” Sung by Elana Jagoda

Since a friend gave me Elana Jagoda’s CD a few weeks ago, my kids and I have been listening to it over and over! This is my favorite song, my favorite line is when she sings to Hashem “Thank you for the soul in me,” which reminds me how thankful I should be that Hashem […]

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Why I Was Laughing in the Graveyard

Why I Was Laughing in the Graveyard

Since I read her biography, I’ve been trying to visit Henny Machlis’ grave about once a week. What do I experience when I’m there? Do I hear the voice of Henny’ soul? Do I hear what I imagine Henny would probably say? Either way, I always leave Henny’s grave feeling more clarity than when I […]

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A Mother’s Greatness

A Mother’s Greatness

I have used several nice haggadot over the years, but this year was the first time I encountered a haggadah which is a true page-turner. Which I found so fascinating and inspiring that I read every word, from the introduction to the very last page (even after the seder was already behind me). The Eishes […]

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Savta Bina’s Passover Blessing

Savta Bina’s Passover Blessing

Our dear friend Bina was a child of the Holocaust who lost her parents when she was only 4, and spent the Shoah being moved by strangers from one hiding place to another, always only one step away from the clutches of the Nazi beast. Maybe because of how she grew up, Bina has a […]

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