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Why Bring Children into the World? 7 Suggestions

Posted by on Nov 19, 2018 in Featured, Inspiration, Jewish Moms, Motherhood | 0 comments

Why Bring Children into the World? 7 Suggestions

Today, I came across an internet forum of JewishMOMs discussing the age-old question: Why Bring Kids into the World? What would YOU answer? Why did YOU want to become a JewishMOM? Leave your answers in the comments section below… Here’s a taste of the answers provided by participants in the forum: “If we don’t perform G-d’s will, our existence here is devoid of meaning.” “We are obligated to have marital relations, and children are a ‘side effect.'” “The Talmud teaches: ‘The...

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The Most Inspiring JewishMOM I Know (2-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Posted by on Nov 18, 2018 in Featured, Inspiration, Inspirational Videos, Jewish Moms, Motherhood, My life | 2 comments

The Most Inspiring JewishMOM I Know (2-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

The mom I would nominate for this year’s JewishMOM.com Chanukah Contest. Who is the most inspiring JewishMOM I know? Since this is the question I’m asking you to answer for this year’s Chanukah Contest, I’ve been wondering what I would answer… And I realize that I know so many inspiring mothers, I cannot possibly choose just one. And it’s been surprising for me to see that the mothers that inspire me the most aren’t the mothers who, seemingly, enjoy effortlessly perfect families and lives. Rather the...

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The JewishMOM $50 Chanukah Contest

Posted by on Nov 15, 2018 in Featured, Inspiration, Jewish Moms, Motherhood | 4 comments

The JewishMOM $50 Chanukah Contest

Every JewishMOM is a candle, who lights up the darkness. Do you know a Jewish mother who inspires you in the particular way she lights up the world? Tell us about this inspiring JewishMOM (in 500 words or less) or make a video about her (7 minutes or less) and send it to me before Chanukah at http://jewishmom.com/contact/ (to send a video file, you can contact me there for my Email address) Every day of Chanukah I will post a different semifinalist, and on the last day of Chanukah I will choose a winner at random among the semifinalists. The...

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Mind-Boggling Gaza Miracle Has Israel Abuzz (1-Minute Amazing Video)

Posted by on Nov 14, 2018 in Current Events, Inspiration, Inspirational Videos, Israel | 10 comments

Mind-Boggling Gaza Miracle Has Israel Abuzz (1-Minute Amazing Video)

Israel is buzzing today with the great miracle that happened here. This Monday, a bus carrying dozens of IDF soldiers approached Gaza. Just minutes after they arrived at their destination, as you can see in this Palestinian footage, a Hamas anti-tank missile hit that bus, destroying it completely. Miraculously, just minutes before that Hamas missile demolished the bus, every single IDF solder had gotten off the bus. After the attack, the Bedouin bus driver, who was hospitalized for shock told reporters, “G-d loves the Jewish people. If that...

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Families Under Fire

Posted by on Nov 13, 2018 in Current Events, Inspiration, Israel, Jewish Moms, Motherhood, My life | 2 comments

Families Under Fire

Yesterday, in the middle of my 6 PM Weisberg-family hullabaloo, my husband called. The Gaza situation had heated up dramatically, he told me. Hamas was firing missiles far and wide, throughout the south of Israel and beyond. And it’s possible, my husband warned me, that there could be missiles fired at Jerusalem as well. Unfortunately, my family’s been through this before. So I sat my kids down. And reminded them where the safest place to sit is if missiles reach Jerusalem. And I called my kids who were out of the house to remind...

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The Baalat Teshuva’s Song (3-Minute Inspirational Video)

Posted by on Nov 12, 2018 in Inspiration, Inspirational Videos, Jewish Moms, Motherhood, My life | 8 comments

The Baalat Teshuva’s Song (3-Minute Inspirational Video)

The surprising song I sang yesterday. Here is the text of this video: Yesterday, on my way home with a heavy bag of tangerines in my right hand and oranges in my left, I found myself singing a tune. But I couldn’t place what tune I was singing… Until I realized, I was singing a song we sang all the time when I was a student for almost a decade at a Quaker School. This song was, I guess, the unofficial Friends School anthem. And it went like this: ‘Tis the gift to be simple, ’tis the gift to be free ‘Tis the...

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The Dreaded Blood Test (2-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Posted by on Nov 11, 2018 in Inspiration, Inspirational Videos, Jewish Moms, Motherhood | 3 comments

The Dreaded Blood Test (2-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

The potential superpower in every JewishMOM’s arsenal: a positive attitude. I have a daughter who faints when gets blood taken. But she had a routine blood test she had to do. And for weeks, she was dreading it. But this morning was the big morning. But she did it! And after she ate and drank and rested, she told me, “That was actually OK.” “Really?!” I said. “Yes. I just told myself over and over: ‘Blood tests are nice. Blood tests are nice.” And I convinced myself it’s true!” After...

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Whole Woman

Posted by on Nov 8, 2018 in Inspiration, Jewish Moms | 5 comments

Whole Woman

This painting, titled “Shabbat Peace” courtesy of Devorah Weinberg (dweinberg40@gmail.com)

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The Chesed Secret

Posted by on Nov 7, 2018 in Inspiration, Jewish Moms, Motherhood, My life | 9 comments

The Chesed Secret

I know a woman who runs a free lending library. This sounds like it would be a lot of work, right? Actually, not at all. This woman has a little notebook with a pen and a key hanging outside her front door. People who want to borrow books just take the key, open the cabinet with the books, which is located by the elevator, and then write down which books they have borrowed or returned in the notebook. Aside from putting the books in the cabinet, this woman provides hours of entertainment and inspiration for her grateful neighbors, while...

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