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My Complicated Miscarriage by Anonymous

Posted by on Aug 20, 2014 in Featured, Inspiration, Jewish Moms, Motherhood, Uncategorized | 0 comments

My Complicated Miscarriage by Anonymous

Rabbi Aryeh Nivin’s Personal Development Chaburas were named one of the six most ambitious spiritual initiatives by Family First magazine. Two new chabura groups for women are starting this Elul. Click here to find out more about joining the $1 no-commitment Elul program for women. Every JewishMOM.com reader who signs up for the $1 Elul session will automatically enter the raffle to win a free 12-week course registration (worth $150). This means that you have nothing to lose, and everything to gain by trying this out. In the following...

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“How are You, Racheli?”: A Poignant Interview with Racheli Frankel

Posted by on Aug 19, 2014 in Current Events, Featured, Inspiration, Israel, Jewish Moms, Motherhood | 3 comments

“How are You, Racheli?”: A Poignant Interview with Racheli Frankel

(The following is a translated excerpt from the article Kinat Racheli by Sari Makover-Balikov which appeared this past Friday in Yediot Achronot) At the beginning of the year, a strange dog suddenly appeared at the Frankel home. Racheli remembers that the veterinarian warned them that he had an aggressive nature, but her seven children became extremely attached to him, named him “Opeh,” and decided he was nice. Last July, shortly before lighting struck her world, she went out with the dog to the green fields surrounding Nof Ayalon. “I...

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Comforted by the Soldier’s Mourning Mother (5-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Posted by on Aug 18, 2014 in Current Events, Featured, Uncategorized | 1 comment

Comforted by the Soldier’s Mourning Mother (5-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

How Rabbanit Yemima Mizrachi was comforted during a shiva call to the mother of fallen IDF soldier Noam Rosental, HYD.

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A Shidduch for Raizy

Posted by on Aug 14, 2014 in Inspiration | 5 comments

A Shidduch for Raizy

Last summer we joined the Bernstein* Family for a Shabbat meal. The Bernsteins are one of my favorite families, and their daughter, Raizy*, is one of my favorite human beings. Raizy was the babysitter for our Tuesday night date for several years. She’s beautiful and responsible and kind and smart and deeply religious. The kind of young woman who is a role model for the kind of daughters I want to raise (and the kind of person I want to become one day!) But at that meal, Raizy seemed down. At one point, her father requested that Hashem bless...

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“The Singing Doctor” Serenades his Newborn Babies (2-Minute SWEET Video)

Posted by on Aug 13, 2014 in Inspiration, Inspirational Videos, Motherhood | 1 comment

“The Singing Doctor” Serenades his Newborn Babies (2-Minute SWEET Video)

Thanks so much to Hadassah Aber for sending this my way, I LOVED IT!

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Tiptoeing through a Minefield: Raising my Challenging Grandson by Anonymous

Posted by on Aug 13, 2014 in Inspiration, Uncategorized | 3 comments

Tiptoeing through a Minefield: Raising my Challenging Grandson by Anonymous

Rabbi Aryeh Nivin’s Personal Development Chaburas were named one of the six most ambitious spiritual initiatives by Family First magazine. Two new chabura groups for women are starting this Elul. Click here to find out more about joining the $1 no-commitment Elul program for women. Every JewishMOM.com reader who signs up for the $1 Elul session will automatically enter the raffle to win a free 12-week course registration (worth $150). This means that you have nothing to lose, and everything to gain by trying this out. In the following...

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The Mystery Man at the Bris

Posted by on Aug 12, 2014 in Current Events, Inspiration | 3 comments

The Mystery Man at the Bris

Yesterday, when I arrived at the bris, I recognized a man walking by me towards the men’s side of the shul. My mind pondered that for a nanosecond. Did I know him from the neighborhood? Nope. Does he work with Josh? Nope? And a nanosecond later I forgot about the mystery completely, mouthed a heartfelt mazal tov to Aderet, the bris baby’s mother, and sat down next to another friend I hadn’t seen in way too long. About a half-an-hour later my friend leaned over to me and whispered, “Look who came…It’s the father of Gilad...

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Remembering “Honorary Jew” Robin Williams OBM

Posted by on Aug 12, 2014 in Current Events | 2 comments

Remembering “Honorary Jew” Robin Williams OBM

When I checked the news this morning and read that Robin Williams had died, the first thing I did was cry. The second thing I did was remember a famous story that appears in the Gemara. In the story, Elijah the Prophet walks through the town market with Rabbi Berokah, and explains that two men standing in the market are assured a place of honor in the World to Come. Curious, Rabbi Berokah wanted to find out what was so special about them. “What do you do?” Rabbi Berokah asked them. The men said, “We are jesters, and whenever we see...

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The Letter in our Mailbox from the IDF

Posted by on Aug 11, 2014 in Uncategorized | 6 comments

The Letter in our Mailbox from the IDF

Yesterday an official letter arrived in our mailbox from the Israeli military. I’m used to seeing mail from the IDF, but in the mailboxes of our Israeli-born neighbors being called up for reserve duty, never for us “Amerikaim.” But I turned over the letter, and my eyes widened when I realized that there had been no mistake. I was holding a draft notice for my 16-year-old daughter Hadas. I opened the pamphlet inside. Medical examination. Forms. An interview. A military tribunal. Legal consequences. Hadas Weisberg, you’re in the army...

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The Life Lesson I Learned from the War (15-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Posted by on Aug 10, 2014 in Current Events, Inspiration, Inspirational Videos, Israel, Jewish Moms, Motherhood, My life | 1 comment

The Life Lesson I Learned from the War (15-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

A military expert’s wisdom for war and for living a better life.

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