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Next time You Hear “Eema, I’m Bored,” Remember…

Posted by on Aug 15, 2018 in Featured, Inspiration, Israel, Jewish Moms, Motherhood, My life | 3 comments

Next time You Hear “Eema, I’m Bored,” Remember…

Yesterday I woke up with a feeling akin to panic bubbling in my chest. Summer vacation is nearly over, this panic hyperventilated in my ear, and how many fun things have your kids actually done this summer? I imagined a scale. But instead of a Rosh Hashana scale of good deeds and bad deeds, on my scale, on 1 side were the hours my kids spent this vacation at the zoo or at the pool/beach or at summer camp, and on the other side were all those hours they spent hanging out around the house. And in my minds eye I saw that scale, especially in...

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53 and Single, No Longer

Posted by on Aug 14, 2018 in Featured, Inspiration, Israel, My life | 29 comments

53 and Single, No Longer

Two weeks ago, I was in Denmark on vacation when my phone pinged with a text message from Jerusalem. It was from my friend and neighbor, Talia: “I am excited to share that the prayers have been answered, and the man whom my heart has selected has found me!” Right then and there, in distant Denmark, I got goosebumps all over. Talia and I have attended a class together for the last year and a half. Week by week, Talia has impressed me as an incredibly lovely person, kindhearted, beautiful, spiritual, devoted to friends and family....

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Why 1000s of People See this Mom Cook

Posted by on Aug 13, 2018 in Inspiration, Inspirational Videos, Israel, Jewish Moms, Motherhood, My life | 3 comments

Why 1000s of People See this Mom Cook

You can read this post or hear me read it in the video below Every weekday, thousands of people walk by Miri Levi, who spends her days preparing North-African food in the window of her son’s popular Jerusalem restaurant. And every time I walk by Mrs. Levi cooking in that window, I think the exact same thing. Millions of women around the world also cook, like Mrs. Levi does. But, generally, nobody outside of our families sees us when we cook, when we clean up, when we care for our kids or when we’re doing all that stuff that needs...

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4 Powerful Elul Tips (2-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Posted by on Aug 12, 2018 in Inspiration, Inspirational Videos | 1 comment

4 Powerful Elul Tips (2-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

You can watch this peptalk or read it below. 4 ideas from Rabbi Nivin on how to have a life-changing as well as happy Elul. Here’s 4 really important things my teacher, Rabbi Nivin, has taught me about Elul that i wanted to share with you Number 1: For various reasons, summer is a really tough time for most people. That means our main focus at the beginning of Elul, meaning now, is healing. Taking care of ourselves. Getting back in touch with ourselves. Number 2: When Elul starts, some people start to panic. Rosh Hashana is coming, we...

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You are a Star, Literally!

Posted by on Aug 9, 2018 in Inspiration | 6 comments

You are a Star, Literally!

You can read this post or watch the video of me reading it below. JewishMOM, you are a star. No, really! Literally! You are an actual star, or at least you were made from one. In 2017, leading astronomers at the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, revealed that 97% of the human body is made up of stardust. Elements created within or from stars. Or as Carl Sagan put it: The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. …Even through your...

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Make 5779 The Best Year of Your Life

Posted by on Aug 8, 2018 in Inspiration | 2 comments

Make 5779 The Best Year of Your Life

I’ve been studying with Rabbi Aryeh Nivin for almost 9 years now. His program, for me, has been absolutely life-altering. I RECOMMEND IT MOST HIGHLY. Rabbi Nivin will be starting his 6-week Elul program this August 21st. Mention JewishMOM.com when you register and you will automatically be included in a raffle to win the $100 prize–this Elul course, for...

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I’m Standing On HER Shoulders

Posted by on Aug 8, 2018 in Inspiration, Jewish Moms, Motherhood, My life | 4 comments

I’m Standing On HER Shoulders

Last week, I was sitting in the Kiev airport, waiting for my connecting flight back to Israel, when I heard a Yiddish-accented murmuring (full of “oi’s” and “suff’s”) awakening within me. I suspected maybe I was hearing the voices of souls, if there is such a thing. Of my great and great-great and great-great-great (and on, and on) grandmothers who lived their lives not so far from where I was sitting. I know almost nothing about those women, I realized. But their DNA flows through my blood. Pumping my...

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My Summer Vacation Rant by Yishai Rivo (2-Minute Music Video)

Posted by on Aug 6, 2018 in Israel, Jewish Moms, Motherhood | 3 comments

My Summer Vacation Rant by Yishai Rivo (2-Minute Music Video)

There are 2 kinds of parents– parents for whom summer vacation is harder for them. And parents for whom vacation is easier for them. If you fall into the first category, you are not alone!

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