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What I Hear on Yom HaShoah

Posted by on May 5, 2016 in Current Events, Featured, Inspiration, Israel, Jewish Moms, Motherhood, My life, Uncategorized | 0 comments

What I Hear on Yom HaShoah

On Rosh Hashanah we hear the shofar. On Chanukah? Maoz Tsur. Purim? Megilat Esther. Pesach? The Four Questions. And what is the sound we hear today, on Yom HaShoah? The primal scream of the 10 AM siren, when Israel stands silently honoring the inhumanly murdered 6 million: mothers and fathers, sons and daughters. But today I hear something else as well… Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach once taught that just as the men at a Jewish wedding dance backwards as they lead the bride to the chuppah with song, so too are the 6 million dancing backwards and...

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Passover According to my 3-Year-Old

Posted by on May 4, 2016 in Featured, Jewish Moms, Motherhood, My life | 9 comments

Passover According to my 3-Year-Old

My 3-year-old Yaakov said a lot of interesting and entertaining things this Passover. One day, Yaakov informed me, “Eema, when I was in Egypt, many, many years ago, I was a locust,” and then he launched into a rousing rendition of “Avadim Hayinu.” Another day, he asked Josh to take the skin off his piece of chicken. The Hebrew word for skin (עור) is pronounced the same as the word for light (אור), so Yaakov declared, “This is chicken of darkness, this is what the Egyptians ate!” At one meal, when...

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How to Make Sure You Don’t Miss any of my Daily Posts

Posted by on May 3, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you are following JewishMOMs on facebook, that means you probably only receive a small fraction of my daily posts. To make sure you receive every one of my daily posts, you can sign up for my weekly newsletter (which includes a digest of all that week’s posts) or daily Emails–over here on the right… Thanks for reading and for being a JewishMOM:)

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This is How I DON’T Juggle Everything by Goldie Tenenbaum Grossbaum

Posted by on May 3, 2016 in Featured, Inspiration, Jewish Moms, Motherhood | 10 comments

This is How I DON’T Juggle Everything by Goldie Tenenbaum Grossbaum

I heard this wise piece quoted in a class given by the powerhouse international speaker Mrs. Miriam Swerdlov (if you’ve never heard her, you SHOULD! You can hear a weekly half-hour class by Mrs. Swerdlov at 212.444.1900). This piece touched my Eema-heart so deeply, it moved me to tears…so I knew I had to share it with all my dear JewishMOMs:) Of all the things I’ve discovered in the past 11 years of motherhood, I’ve reluctantly come to terms with the fact that I cannot micromanage every corner of my house or everything my kids...

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Now That Passover’s Gone

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

Now That Passover’s Gone

Yesterday morning, I walked over to the trash dumpster, and was met by a mountain of mega-micron tinfoil crowned by an empty shmura matza box. And I felt as deflated as the bread of affliction. “That’s all that’s left?” I wondered. That’s all that’s left of all my hard work: Cleaning Shopping Organizing Cooking? Just that mountain of 60-micron tinfoil, an empty matzah box, and the pounds left behind by the 157 eggs and 44 pounds of matzah we Weisbergs consumed this Passover (yes, I counted). And then I...

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Liberation: One Formerly-Frantic Mom’s Pesach Cleaning Journey as told to C. Saphir

Posted by on Apr 18, 2016 in Inspiration, Jewish Moms, Motherhood | 6 comments

Liberation: One Formerly-Frantic Mom’s Pesach Cleaning Journey as told to C. Saphir

When I read this woman’s story in Mishpacha Magazine, it brought tears to my eyes and knew I had to share with all you JewishMOMs in these crazy days leading up to seder night. Chag kasher v’sameach! “Hi, Gila,” my husband, Aryeh, greeted me. “What’s for supper?” The scrub brush I was holding clattered to the floor as I rose abruptly from the stepstool I was sitting on. “Did you just ask what’s for supper?” “Yeah,” he said. “Is something wrong?” “Goldie, go out of the kitchen,” I said to my...

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What My Son Did After I Cleaned his Room for Passover

Posted by on Apr 13, 2016 in Inspiration, Jewish Moms, Motherhood | 11 comments

What My Son Did After I Cleaned his Room for Passover

Last week, I went through the clothing in my boys’ room and set aside clothing which no longer fits to be given away or into storage bags which I labeled with their different sizes. I gave away the give-away bag and then placed the storage bags on top of my sons’ cabinet. This past Sunday one of my family members had to unexpectedly go into the hospital for three days, which meant (among many, many other things) that I fell three days behind on Passover cleaning. Last night I came home at around 7 PM, and my 8-year-old Yoel greeted...

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JewishMOM.com on Passover Vacation until May 2nd

Posted by on Apr 10, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

JewishMOM.com on Passover Vacation until May 2nd

It’s possible I’ll be posting here and there, but my regular, daily posts will resume only after Passover… Happy cleaning, and chag kasher and sameach to each and every JewishMOM!!!

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My Triple-Scoop Ice Cream Cone

Posted by on Apr 7, 2016 in Inspiration, Jewish Moms, Motherhood, Uncategorized | 7 comments

My Triple-Scoop Ice Cream Cone

7:45 AM. Breakfast for 5-year-old Tsoofy, 3 year-old Yaakov, and 16-month-old Yonatan. Tsoofy recites “Shehakol nihyeh bdvaro” over her cornflakes, and midway through the bowl she launches into “Echad Mee Yodea.” Yaakov tells me that next year, he is going to a gan for BIG boys. In fact, he reminds me for the dozen-th time, “Next year I will be so big I will be an abba!” In fact–this is a new one– “I am the biggest person in this whole family!” and lifts his hands over his head to...

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Bar Mitzvah Boy’s Emotional “Thank You” to Hashem (4-Minute Music Video)

Posted by on Apr 6, 2016 in Inspiration, Inspirational Videos, Israel | 9 comments

Bar Mitzvah Boy’s Emotional “Thank You” to Hashem (4-Minute Music Video)

This is an oldie but goodie which I have posted in the past. I’m posting it again since this song has been accompanying me from store radio to store radio on my Pesach errands, and at each shopping stop it makes me tear up and feel SO grateful for everything I have. Forgive me, Father, because I have sinned against you Forgive all my crimes On the days that I forgot You, you were always in my life All of the paths that I took you were actually the candle for my feet lighting the way I was blind and didn’t see beyond what my eyes...

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