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20,000 Attend Funeral to Salute Lone IDF Soldier from Texas

Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in Current Events, Featured, Inspiration, Israel | 2 comments

20,000 Attend Funeral to Salute Lone IDF Soldier from Texas

I spent last week at the isolated Canadian cottage of my husband’s family. No internet. No Email. Almost no phone access. Just days spent watching the cotton-ball clouds drifting by, the sparkling of the sun on the lake’s surface, the serene loon as it floated along the shore. And yesterday I came home to Israel– to falling missiles, military funerals, a heavy feeling in the air of “What will be?” For those of you who live outside of Israel and have been following the war in the media, probably none of what I...

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A Woman of Valour I Have Found

Posted by on Jul 14, 2014 in Featured, Uncategorized | 5 comments

A Woman of Valour I Have Found

Back home in Israel, I’m used to waving goodbye to my school-age kids at my front door in the morning and and not seeing them again until they arrive at my front door that afternoon. But here in Baltimore, where I’m visiting my parents for 2 weeks, that usually isn’t possible. The Jewish schools, in most cases, are located very far from where people live. A JewishMOM around here without a minivan is like a JewishMOM without a kitchen or a phone or, even, a right hand. Hundreds of kids wandering around a parking lot packed...

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When Sirens Go Off at Your Wedding

Posted by on Jul 11, 2014 in Inspiration, Israel | 0 comments

When Sirens Go Off at Your Wedding

Mazal tov to Tamir and Hadas Adar who got married last night on their kibbutz, Nir Oz, less than a kilometer from the Gaza border. The bride had to lie down on the ground during the photos when a siren went off, But despite the natural tension in the air, there was also feeling of great, defiant joy. This wedding was yet another victory for life and love and Jewish continuity despite our enemies’ determination to destroy us and drive us from this holy Land.. AM YISRAEL...

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My July 4th Surprise

Posted by on Jul 10, 2014 in Inspiration, Jewish Moms, Motherhood, My life | 6 comments

My July 4th Surprise

As we set off for the neighborhood July 4th Parade, my kids were fighting non-stop. After a block of bickering, I started getting worried. “Look, chamudim, we are going to a place where we will be the only religious Jews, and this will the first time that many of these people have ever even seen a religious Jew!” And I added a few more choice words about getting their acts together and kiddush vs. hillul Hashem. The Weisberg-ettes were quieter after that. But I still felt a bit nervous. There I was, with my son in his kippah and...

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Aliya Under Fire

Posted by on Jul 9, 2014 in Current Events, Inspiration | 0 comments

Aliya Under Fire

Yesterday, 64 new immigrants ranging between the ages of 8 months and 91-years-old arrived at Ben Gurion airport with Nefesh b’Nefesh. Among them was 26-year-old Becky Kopchin of Chicago who is moving to Beersheva, a frequent target of Hamas’ missile attacks. Becky explained, “Even though the security situation in Israel is dangerous right now, and there are missiles falling in Beersheva, where I want to move, I am not afraid…I am a Jew, and I always dreamed of making aliya to Israel. This is my home…”

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Racheli Frankel told Yonatan Razel “Katonti”

Posted by on Jul 9, 2014 in Current Events, Inspiration, Inspirational Videos, Israel, Jewish Moms, Motherhood | 1 comment

Racheli Frankel told Yonatan Razel “Katonti”

On the way to a concert this past Thursday, singer Yonatan Razel paid a shiva call to the parents of Naftali Frankel HY”D. At the concert, he shared the following: “The mother of Naftali HY”D saw me in the corner, and she approached me and said to me, “Yonatan, I don’t know if you know, but all that we can say right now is “Katonti mikol haChasadim u’mikol haemet asher aseeta et avdecha.” “[Hashem, I have become small from all the kindnesses and from all the truth that You have granted Your...

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My Israeli Boy in the US of A

Posted by on Jul 8, 2014 in Motherhood, My life, Uncategorized | 8 comments

My Israeli Boy in the US of A

I am visiting my parents in Baltimore for two weeks. My favorite parts of coming back to the Old Country? Hanging out with my beloved parents and siblings and their families. The Charedi men who smile and wish me a friendly “Good Shabbos!” when they pass me and my kids on the sidewalk. The smell of freshly-mowed grass. The bright green expanses of sky-high trees and bushy undergrowth. Sweet corn smothered with butter and sprinkled with salt. The absolute calm of being across the ocean from my real life. And after 20 years in Israel, there...

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“Dear Mother”: A Letter for You from the Mother of Eyal Yifrach HY”D

Posted by on Jul 6, 2014 in Current Events, Inspiration, Israel, Jewish Moms, Motherhood | 3 comments

“Dear Mother”: A Letter for You from the Mother of Eyal Yifrach HY”D

The following moving letter from Iris Yifrach written on the day her son’s body was found appeared in the Elad paper “Korim Elad.” Thanks so much to Yehudit Levy for sending it to me… My husband just visited the shiva for Naftali Frankel HY”D this morning, and Racheli told him how much the album of your photos from all over the world had meant to her and her family. Yasher koach, JewishMOMs, and may we hear only good news from now on… Dear Mother–Believe in the Child Hashem Gave You! by Iris...

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Where I’ve Disappeared To…

Posted by on Jul 4, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Where I’ve Disappeared To…

You JewishMOMs might have noticed that I haven’t been blogging so much this week. I am visiting family in the US and Canada until July 21st, so I’m not sure how much you’re going to be hearing from me over the next while…

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