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The Supermarket’s Surprising Delivery

Posted by on Feb 11, 2016 in Featured, Uncategorized | 7 comments

The Supermarket’s Surprising Delivery

Yesterday morning I did a big shopping trip at the supermarket, and then I came home and waited for it to be delivered. I’ve done many deliveries over the years, and I’ve seen with my own eyes many of the things that can go wrong. Exploded cottage cheeses. Shattered grape juice bottles. Leaky fabric softener. Missing refrigeration bags. Receiving the wrong delivery. But I like this specific grocery store since their delivery service is excellent. Nothing broken. No mix-ups or mishaps. So I was surprised when, about an hour after I...

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Why I Was Crying this Rosh Chodesh Adar

Posted by on Feb 10, 2016 in Current Events, Featured, Inspiration, Israel, Jewish Moms, Motherhood, My life | 3 comments

Why I Was Crying this Rosh Chodesh Adar

Rosh Chodesh Adar is supposed to be one of the happiest days of the year– the kick-off of the most joyful month in the Jewish calendar. So why was I crying all day? First, after gan I took the kids to the playground, and on the way home I ran into a woman I met a few weeks ago at an event for mothers. She was there with all her kids, a 7-year old daughter and newborn twins–bundled up in hand-knitted pink and blue blankets from savta. I did some math, and understood how long and probably how desperately this mother had been waiting...

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Researchers Discover Having More Kids Slows Aging Process

Posted by on Feb 9, 2016 in Featured, Motherhood | 5 comments

Researchers Discover Having More Kids Slows Aging Process

Good news for JewishMOMs who have or want to have big families! A 13-year research study conducted by Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia has discovered that having more kids actually slows down the aging process. According to an article about the study which appeared in The Atlantic, 13 years ago researchers swabbed the cheeks of 75 women living in rural Guatemala and then measured the length of their DNA’s telomeres (the protective caps at the end of chromosomes, sort of like the hard plastic ends of a...

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The Shema Yisrael Bus

Posted by on Feb 8, 2016 in Inspiration, Israel, Jewish Moms, Motherhood, My life | 7 comments

The Shema Yisrael Bus

I try to say Shema with my little kids before they go to bed, and last night, before I put 14-month-old Yonatan into his crib, I thought “Why not?” and for the first time in his life I whispered into his ear: “Shema Yisrael Hashem Elokaynu, Hashem Echad.” In response he flashed me a huge teethy smile as if to say, “Hey, Eema, I learned that from the angel in your tummy. How do you know it too?!” The other day, I was walking down King George Street in downtown Jerusalem when I saw this bus passing by. In...

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2 Ways to Enjoy Motherhood More (9-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Posted by on Feb 7, 2016 in Inspiration, Inspirational Videos, Jewish Moms, Motherhood, My life | 7 comments

2 Ways to Enjoy Motherhood More (9-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

What the Amshinover Rebbe explained to me about being a happier JewishMOM.

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When I Was the Worst French Horn Player

Posted by on Feb 4, 2016 in Inspiration, Israel, Jewish Moms, Motherhood, My life, Uncategorized | 7 comments

When I Was the Worst French Horn Player

3-year-old Yaakov is the Weisberg family DJ. His musical taste, over recent days, has been heavy on “Chag Purim, chag Purim!.” And before that, we had a few weeks of “Tu B’Shvat Heegea.” Accompanied by certain older siblings with their hands cups over their ears yelling “Yaaaaakoooov! turn that off already!” But yesterday morning, while I was changing Yonatan’s diaper, Yaakov, in an uncharacteristic departure, decided to blast a Mozart flute concerto instead. And from the living room sofa with a...

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Rachel Imenu’s Hope (4-Minute Music Video)

Posted by on Feb 3, 2016 in Inspiration, Inspirational Videos, Israel, Jewish Moms, Motherhood, My life | 3 comments

Rachel Imenu’s Hope (4-Minute Music Video)

A few months ago I was at a bat mitzvah of an old friend, and what she told her daughter moved me to tears. She told her, “My dear daughter, today you are now a Jewish woman. And that means that all of our great matriarchs are within you. You are their daughter, and their greatness flows through your blood. “Sara had great strength to withstand great challenges. And that great strength is within you. Rivka had the tremendous wisdom to shape the spiritual path of the Jewish people. And that tremendous wisdom is within you. Leah had...

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Margalit Zinati is Not Leaving!

Posted by on Feb 2, 2016 in Inspiration, Jewish Moms, Motherhood | 9 comments

Margalit Zinati is Not Leaving!

This morning, on my way to run an errand downtown, I was reading about 84-year-old Margalit Zinati, one of the very last Jews left in Pekiin, a village in the Galilee which is now inhabited almost entirely by Druze and Arabs. Both of Margalit’s parents were born in Pekiin, and according to her family tradition, their roots in Pekiin date back over 2000 years, when her family served as Cohanim in the Holy Temple. As she walks around Pekiin, visiting its 150-year-old synagogue every morning at 6 AM to sweep its path, Margalit carries...

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Yaakov’s Pink Blessing

Posted by on Feb 1, 2016 in Current Events, Inspiration, Uncategorized | 5 comments

Yaakov’s Pink Blessing

Yesterday morning, 3 young soldiers, hesder yeshiva students, were injured in a terror attack. And that was why, yesterday afternoon, I was walking along my street thinking about how I just CAN’T stand it anymore! I can’t stand the terror attacks and the heart-rending funerals and the fear. And then I thought back on the past few millennia of Jewish history. Has there ever been, I wondered, a truly peaceful period of Jewish history? Without conflict– between the Jewish people and our enemies, or even among ourselves? Is...

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Stop Waiting, Start Living (7-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Posted by on Jan 31, 2016 in Inspiration, Inspirational Videos, Israel, Jewish Moms, Motherhood, My life, Uncategorized | 5 comments

Stop Waiting, Start Living (7-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Is your current reality frustrating to you? Choose to be happy today anyway.

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