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Everything Went Wrong on My Way to My Father’s Surgery

Posted by on May 29, 2015 in Featured, Inspiration, Uncategorized | 8 comments

Everything Went Wrong on My Way to My Father’s Surgery

What went wrong: We found out two weeks ago that my father’s health had taken a sudden turn for the worse, and he would need to undergo major surgery this past Wednesday. I had never heard my mother sound more scared, and I really wanted to travel to Baltimore to provide some support to my parents. But my husband works full time and then some. How could I leave 7 kids to fend for themselves? What went right: Every year my dear mother-in-law, Annette, travels from Canada to visit us for a few weeks in Israel. This year, she visited us...

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Please Pray for my Dad/JewishMOM.com on Sick Leave until June 7th

Posted by on May 26, 2015 in Featured | 11 comments

Please Pray for my Dad/JewishMOM.com on Sick Leave until June 7th

Unfortunately, my father’s health has taken a turn for the worse, and he will be having major surgery tomorrow (PLEASE RECITE THE PRAYER BELOW FOR MATITYAHU TUVIA BEN ESTHER TSIPORAH). I am flying to Baltimore tonight to spend a week with my parents and I’m not sure if I’ll have time to post when I’m there, but I will try to be in touch whenever I can… IY”H, JewishMOM.com will be back with daily posts starting June 7th. May we all hear good news!!:)...

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An Urgent Request from Rabbi Gavriel Sasson

Posted by on May 21, 2015 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

An Urgent Request from Rabbi Gavriel Sasson

Rabbi Gavriel Sasson, who lost seven of his children in a Brooklyn fire a few weeks ago has issued an earnest request: “I ask the public to daven for my wife: Gila bat Francis and for my daughter Tzipora bat Gila For complete recovery B’soch Sha’ar Cholei Yisrael.” Rabbi Sasson said that his daughter is improving and it is hoped that she will be released from hospital in the near future. His wife’s condition is more serious and she is still in an induced coma.He asks everyone who sees this announcement to please...

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What the Lubavitcher Rebbe Told my Friend to Name her Baby

Posted by on May 21, 2015 in Featured | 7 comments

What the Lubavitcher Rebbe Told my Friend to Name her Baby

I recently heard through the grapevine that my friend and neighbor, Chaya Lester, heard the voice of the Lubavitcher Rebbe instructing her what to name her now 3-month-old newborn son. Chaya is not a Chabadnik, and I knew this was a story I had to hear. Here is the incredible story Chaya told me last night: “I have 8-year-old twins and a 5 year old, and for years my husband and I were debating whether to have another baby. “I had lots of fears about having another baby. Financial fears. Fears about how another baby would impact...

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A Young Widow, 2 Years Later

Posted by on May 20, 2015 in Inspiration, Israel, Jewish Moms, Motherhood | 0 comments

A Young Widow, 2 Years Later

Yesterday, for the first time, I met Hadas Rudich, a 32-year-old widow with three young children whose husband passed away suddenly from a heart attack two years ago. Back then, many of you JewishMOMs sent in money to help Hadas through that difficult first year, and she literally cried with emotion when she thanked me for the generosity and love you mothers had sent her way from all across the world. “Tell the mothers that it was the assistance I received from them and a few other people that kept me afloat that year, so they know just how...

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A Double Birkat HaGomel Birth

Posted by on May 19, 2015 in Inspiration, Israel, Jewish Moms, Motherhood | 0 comments

A Double Birkat HaGomel Birth

This morning I attended a party at the home of musician (and my dear buddy!) Efrat Razel celebrating the birth of her newest baby– a girl named Rut Ashira. At the party, Efrat shared the following story: “The birth was very quick, and right before Rut Ashira was born the midwife realized that the umbilical cord was wrapped very tightly around the baby’s neck several times. B”H, the midwife managed to unwrap the cord in time, and the birth went smoothly. “After the birth, the midwife told me that if the cord had...

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Just a Mom? by Anonymous

Posted by on May 18, 2015 in Inspiration, Jewish Moms, Motherhood | 3 comments

Just a Mom? by Anonymous

A woman, renewing her driver’s license at the County Clerk ‘s office, Was asked by the woman recorder to state her occupation. The woman hesitated, uncertain how to classify herself. “What I mean is,” explained the recorder, “do you have a job or are you just a ..?” “Of course I have a job,” snapped the woman. “I’m a Mom.” “We don’t list ‘Mom’ as an occupation, “housewife’ covers it,” responded the recorder emphatically. I forgot...

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Israeli Professor Calms Students’ Babies

Posted by on May 17, 2015 in Current Events, Israel, Jewish Moms, Motherhood, My life | 10 comments

Israeli Professor Calms Students’ Babies

When I had my oldest child 17 years ago, I was getting a masters at Hebrew University. Babies were not allowed in class, and my baby refused to take a bottle…It was a stressful experience, for me and my baby! So I loved this story about Hebrew University professor, Dr. Sydney Engelberg, who allows students to bring babies to class and calms them down as he lectures on Organizational Management. “It happens a lot to me that I calm [students’] babies down; once every few weeks,” Dr. Engelberg told Walla News. “My success rate is...

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A Mother’s Shavuot (9-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Posted by on May 17, 2015 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

A Mother’s Shavuot (9-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Can you have a spiritual Shavuot while caring for young children?

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