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A Hasidic All-Female Band That Rocks (2-Minute Wall Street Journal Video)

Posted by on Sep 1, 2014 in Featured, Inspiration, Inspirational Videos, Jewish Moms, Motherhood | 0 comments

A Hasidic All-Female Band That Rocks (2-Minute Wall Street Journal Video)

Very sweet! I wish these women so much success! Also wanted to recommend a great article this week on Aish.com called “High Priestess”, inspirational thoughts from a Jewish woman who covers her hair. Frigid City by Bulletproof Stockings (lyrics below). Scurrying through the countryside Like a scavenger analyzing the turf He surveys the premises Rummaging through emerald blades And scouring the sodden lanes Thoroughly he covers his ground Scouting for evidence Hoping to align fragments back together Everything is so cluttered here...

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Flipping Out (9-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Posted by on Aug 31, 2014 in Featured, Inspiration, Inspirational Videos | 0 comments

Flipping Out (9-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

When a child disappoints a parent.

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New Life-Transforming “Jewish Positive Thinking” Class starts September 8

Posted by on Aug 28, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

New Life-Transforming “Jewish Positive Thinking” Class starts September 8

Last year I participated in Chana Hinda Allen’s amazing course “Jewish Positive Thinking.” It really changed my life, transforming me into a person who worries so much less and feels and thinks positive so much more. I still listen every single (weekday) morning to Chaya Hinda’s deep relaxation visualization CD– and every single time I listen to it it makes me feel so much more positive and hopeful. A new course is starting on September 8th. I could not recommend it more highly to you JewishMOMs! In this...

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Why Lunch Ladies are Heroes (5-Minute Moving Video)

Posted by on Aug 28, 2014 in Inspiration, Inspirational Videos | 0 comments

Why Lunch Ladies are Heroes (5-Minute Moving Video)

In this poignant TED talk, author Jarrett Krosoczka shows us the power of a “Thank you.”

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Missiles on Way to Wedding: “A Great Victory–Establishing a Jewish Home in Israel”

Posted by on Aug 28, 2014 in Current Events, Featured, Inspiration | 1 comment

Missiles on Way to Wedding: “A Great Victory–Establishing a Jewish Home in Israel”

The whole summer Yisrael and Rina Tvito of Netivot weren’t sure if they’d have to cancel their much-anticipated wedding or not. For weeks, ceasefires broken by Hamas alternated with sirens and missiles, and the young couple weren’t sure what to do. But in the end, the Tvitos and their 500 guests celebrated their marriage this past Tuesday. On the way to the hall, the couple had to seek shelter from several missiles sent from Gaza, but during the wedding a final ceasefire between Israel and Hamas was declared. The bride, Rina Tvito told...

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A Bathroom Thank You

Posted by on Aug 27, 2014 in Uncategorized | 4 comments

A Bathroom Thank You

This week I was picking up my daughters at the airport, and noticed this screen by the door leading out of the bathroom. I clicked a big enthusiastic green smiley face, and was thankful for the opportunity to say “thank you!” for the clean and properly maintained bathrooms at the Ben Gurion airport. And I thought of how great it would be to have these screens all over our lives. “The water I am drinking is clean and refreshing” Green smiley face! “The sky I am walking beneath is blue and gorgeous” Green...

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Remembering Sara Kasirer z”l: A Young Mother Who Died Exactly as She Lived

Posted by on Aug 26, 2014 in Current Events, Inspiration, Israel, Jewish Moms, Motherhood, My life | 2 comments

Remembering Sara Kasirer z”l: A Young Mother Who Died Exactly as She Lived

I got to know Sara Kasirer z”l over the past decade or so. Our husbands teach together at the same yeshiva, so several times a year we would meet at Shabbatons and talk about children and our communities and life. What can I tell you about Sara? She was goodness. Integrity. Devotion. A devoted wife to her husband, Rabbi Shlomo Kasirer, a Talmid chacham with an encyclopedic memory and (like his wife) a heart of gold. A devoted mother to her 6 sweet, young children. A bookkeeper of her beloved yishuv, Mitspeh Yericho. I remember a few years...

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Newborn Baby Girl Named After Fallen IDF Soldier

Posted by on Aug 25, 2014 in Current Events, Inspiration, Israel, Jewish Moms, Motherhood, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Newborn Baby Girl Named After Fallen IDF Soldier

Osher and Tsachi Vaknin of Yerucham were deeply touched by a photo they saw of Liel Gidoni HY”D who fell while defending the residents of southern and central Israel last month. As a result, they decided to name their newborn daughter after a person they called “a Jewish hero.” Liel’s father, Eli Gidoni, was very moved by the Vaknin family’s gesture: “I feel that the soul of Liel is now located in a specific place in the world. Things like this don’t happen for no reason. It also moved me very much that they called him ‘a...

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The Book I Hate Most (9-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Posted by on Aug 25, 2014 in Inspiration, Inspirational Videos, Jewish Moms, Motherhood, My life | 7 comments

The Book I Hate Most (9-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Some inspirational thoughts on giving when you’d really rather not.

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The 15-Minute No-Nag Initiative

Posted by on Aug 25, 2014 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

The 15-Minute No-Nag Initiative

I saw this poster from Mishmeret HaShalom around the neighborhood, and thought this was an amazing idea! To participate, you have to agree not to criticize any family members or guests for the first fifteen minutes after they enter your home. No “Why aren’t your shoes tied?!” to your son. No “You left your towel at the swimming pool again?!” to your daughter. No “I’ve been trying to reach you all afternoon, why is your cellphone off?!” to your husband. 15 minutes of peace. 15 minutes of home as...

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