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Fill in the Blank and win $50!

Posted by on Sep 20, 2018 in Featured, Inspiration, Jewish Moms, Motherhood | 24 comments

Fill in the Blank and win $50!

Tishrei’s holiday marathon=majorly busy JewishMOMs. But we cannot do everything! And I wanted to ask you, JewishMOM, what do you NOT do? Just fill in the blank in this next sentence (and in addition to providing validation for other moms around the globe, you just might be one of our two $50 winners–contest details below). *** As a JewishMOM, I juggle many responsibilities. But my happiness, health, and ability to be a calm wife and mother are more important than being a superwoman. That’s why I do not ___________. (LEAVE...

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The Widow of Ari Fuld HY”D: Ari was Killed While Doing me a Favor

Posted by on Sep 18, 2018 in Current Events, Featured, Inspiration, Israel, Jewish Moms, Motherhood, My life | 0 comments

The Widow of Ari Fuld HY”D: Ari was Killed While Doing me a Favor

Yom Kippur is 4 hours away. I have food to make and kids to get bathed and dressed, and a vidui to recite. But I cannot stop thinking about Ari Fuld HY”D, and I just had to sit down at my computer this busy Yom Kippur Eve and share my thoughts with you. Ari Fuld spent most moments of his short life doing good. He dedicated his life to his family and the Jewish people, strengthening the IDF and the State of Israel, learning and teaching Torah and serving Hashem. And he died as he lived, on his way to help out his wife (she shares the...

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The Final Blessing Ari Fuld HY”D Gave to His Daughter (40-Second Video)

Posted by on Sep 17, 2018 in Current Events, Featured, Israel | 1 comment

The Final Blessing Ari Fuld HY”D Gave to His Daughter (40-Second Video)

The Jewish people mourns a tireless advocate for Israel, Ari Fuld HY”D, who was brutally murdered in a terror attack yesterday. During his final weekly parsha class two days before he was killed, he gave his daughter her final blessing.

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Lulav Love

Posted by on Sep 16, 2018 in Inspiration, Israel, Jewish Moms, Motherhood, My life | 0 comments

Lulav Love

My son brought home a flyer for his school’s annual lulav sale today. And a wave of deja vu washed over me… I remembered myself at 11 years old, like my son, presenting my parents with a flyer for my school’s annual pre-Christmas poinsettia sale. This unexpected memory sharpened the sweetness… Of sitting here, in Jerusalem. My counter still sticky with Rosh Hashana honey, Yom Kippur awe already in the air, soon to be replaced the day after the fast with the fragrance of Succot palm fronds. The corners of my mouth...

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2 Tips to Achieve Your Rosh Hashana New Year’s Resolutions (2-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Posted by on Sep 16, 2018 in Inspiration, Inspirational Videos | 0 comments

2 Tips to Achieve Your Rosh Hashana New Year’s Resolutions (2-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Here’s 2 easy ways (which have worked for me) to make sure you’ll keep your Rosh Hashana resolutions this year. We just entered a new Jewish year, and each one of us hopes to change this year–to be better people with better lives. But I have some scary news. Statistically, only 8% of people will keep their New Years resolutions. So how do you make sure that you will be in that happy 8%? Here’s 2 ideas that have worked for me. Suggestion #1–When setting up your goals, think small, microscopic even. Aim for 1%...

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A Busy Mom’s Yom Kippur Mitzvah Checklist by Rabbi Da’vid Sperling

Posted by on Sep 13, 2018 in Inspiration, Jewish Moms, Motherhood | 3 comments

A Busy Mom’s Yom Kippur Mitzvah Checklist by Rabbi Da’vid Sperling

Fasting on Yom Kippur can be hard enough, but when you’re taking care of the kids, or pregnant, or nursing, it’s just that much harder. It might help to know the minimum requirements, so you can get through the mitzvot of the day more easily. 1. SORRY – Yom Kippur atones for sins, but until we’ve requested forgiveness from those we’ve wronged, those sins are not wiped away by the fast. So during the days before the fast, if possible, get on the phone and make up with those people. Even if you don’t think you...

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Song about Teshuva: Ranked a Top Israeli Song of 5778

Posted by on Sep 12, 2018 in Inspiration, Inspirational Videos, Israel | 4 comments

Song about Teshuva: Ranked a Top Israeli Song of 5778

Every Rosh Hashana Eve, Israeli radio stations announce their 20 most popular songs of the year. How wonderful to see so many songs on this year’s list sung by religious singers or by “secular” Israelis singing about their connection with Hashem, including this one that I LOVE, “Somebody’s Here with Me” by Bnaya Barabi, ranked...

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Taste-of-Moshiach Wedding (1-Minute Inspirational Video)

Posted by on Sep 6, 2018 in Inspiration, Inspirational Videos, Israel, My life | 5 comments

Taste-of-Moshiach Wedding (1-Minute Inspirational Video)

A few weeks ago, over a hundred JewishMOMs sent Mazal Tovs from all over the globe for my neighbor, Talia, who got married last night! I remember Talia crying just this past July after telling us the details of a particularly humiliating date. And now to see her in a wedding dress! Unbelievable! Seeing her, I felt like this must be a taste of what it will be like when Moshiach shows up one day, IY”H. Here’s some highlights from one of the happiest weddings of the year. Not only the bride and groom were thrilled, so was Rav Shmuel...

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Rebbetzin Finkel’s Remarkable Rosh Hashana Sacrifice (2-Minute Inspirational Video)

Posted by on Sep 6, 2018 in Inspiration, Inspirational Videos, Israel, Jewish Moms, Motherhood | 7 comments

Rebbetzin Finkel’s Remarkable Rosh Hashana Sacrifice (2-Minute Inspirational Video)

One fateful Rosh Hashana, a young mother named Sara Finkel chose to make a sacrifice that would alter the life of her son and leave a lasting impact on the Jewish world.

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