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The Video That Will Make Natan Sharansky Kvell (3-Minute Music Video)

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Featured, Inspiration, Inspirational Videos, Jewish Moms | 1 comment

The Video That Will Make Natan Sharansky Kvell (3-Minute Music Video)

When Natan Sharansky was imprisoned in the gulag, I don’t think he would have been able to imagine this scene in his wildest hunger-induced dreams… The Red Army Choir performing Hava Nagila. My favorite part is when they grab hands and perform their little Yiddishe dance. The lesson? Things feel dark, hopeless, impossible? Feel like Evil has won and driven Hashem out of the world? Just wait…Hashem’s kindness is waiting for you right around the corner.

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Telling Off the Rebbetzin

Posted by on Oct 20, 2014 in Featured | 9 comments

Telling Off the Rebbetzin

I first heard HaRabbanit Idit speak about a decade ago. We were about a thousand women sitting in complete and total silence as we drank in every word. It was a stunning experience, to hear her teach. Rabbanit Idit, it seemed to me, was a person for whom spirituality was a real as the material world. She perceived the holiness of the Land of Israel, the angels created by mitzvot, and Hashem’s Divine light as clearly as I perceive my electricity bill, my grocery list, and my laundry pile. Afterwards, I couldn’t recall encountering a person...

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The Return to Routine (6-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Posted by on Oct 19, 2014 in Featured, Inspiration, Inspirational Videos | 9 comments

The Return to Routine (6-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Navigating the transition back to regular life when the Chagim end… If you cannot view this video, scroll down…

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Explaining Marriage to a 4-Year-Old

Posted by on Oct 19, 2014 in Uncategorized | 4 comments

Explaining Marriage to a 4-Year-Old

EXPLAINING MARRIAGE TO A 4-YEAR-OLD The other day, out of the blue, my 4-year-old Tsofia asked me, “Eema, who am I going to marry?” “I don’t know, sweety…Who do you want to marry?” Without hesitation, she responded, “Abba!” But then, she quickly retracted. “No, I want to marry Eema!” I smiled. “First of all, Tsofia, you have to get married to a boy, not a girl. And second of all, you can’t marry a family member.” Tsofia considered that for a while. Then she said, “Eema, are you married?” “Yes.” “Who are...

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The Toothbrush Shofar (10-Second Adorable Video)

Posted by on Oct 6, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Toothbrush Shofar (10-Second Adorable Video)

Rosh Hashana’s over. Yom Kippur’s over. But this 2-year-old doesn’t want the shofar blowing to end just yet…

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Who Made Me In Accordance with His Will (5-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Posted by on Oct 5, 2014 in Inspiration, Inspirational Videos, Jewish Moms, Motherhood, My life | 2 comments

Who Made Me In Accordance with His Will (5-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

A reminder of just how much nachas Hashem is getting from YOU, and every JewishMOM.

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Join the Shabbos Project: October 24-25 (4-Minute Inspirational Video)

Posted by on Oct 2, 2014 in Current Events, Inspiration, Inspirational Videos | 0 comments

Join the Shabbos Project: October 24-25 (4-Minute Inspirational Video)

Last year something incredible happened: one Shabbat last fall the majority of South Africa’s Jews united in keeping an entire Shabbat together. And now the Shabbos Project is going worldwide– spread the news about the worldwide Shabbos Project this coming October 24, Parshat Noach. Here’s Paula Abdul explaining why she’s going to be participating in the Shabbos Project

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Busy with Kids this Yom Kippur? Read This!

Posted by on Oct 1, 2014 in Uncategorized | 11 comments

Busy with Kids this Yom Kippur? Read This!

Not going to be spending much time, or any time at all in shul this Yom Kippur? A bit disappointed to be spending the most lofty day of the year stuck at home with young kids breaking up fights, changing diapers, and passing out bamba? Listen to this… The great Rabbi Elya Lopian zts”l taught that while the rest of the Jewish people is in shul praying, we mothers of young children should not feel the slightest bit disappointed that we spend this day focused on physical tasks rather than in the elevated atmosphere of the synagogue. Rabbi...

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“Little Benaya”: Nephew Born 2 Weeks After Soldier’s Death Carries his Name

Posted by on Oct 1, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

“Little Benaya”: Nephew Born 2 Weeks After Soldier’s Death Carries his Name

IDF Commander Benaya Sarel was killed this past August during the war with Gaza. Exactly 2 weeks after his death, his sister, Chaya Gelman, gave birth to a baby boy. Chaya remembers: “Giving birth two weeks after my brother was killed was a very difficult emotional experience. “I felt all the pain which had accompanied me since his death. I had been shaken up very badly, and I cried a lot. “But after I gave birth, I laughed. Since we didn’t know what gender the baby would be, and when the baby came out and we saw that the baby was a...

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