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And the Name of Sara Chana bas Yehudis’ Baby Is…

Posted by on Sep 30, 2014 in Featured, Uncategorized | 0 comments

And the Name of Sara Chana bas Yehudis’ Baby Is…

Just received this from Sara Chana bas Yehudis, the author of last October’s post “My 3 Kids and 6 Miscarriages,” who just had a baby this past Friday, a few hours after Rosh Hashana… We named our baby Penina. Why Penina? Penina means a pearl. Life is a precious gift, a jewel. A pearl is also hidden. There is a verse that says: “Kol kevudah bas melech p’nima” – the beauty of a princess is hidden, it’s tznius. Hashem’s ways are also hidden. Sometimes it may look like Hashem is hiding from us, but this...

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Announcing the JewishMOM.com Aseret Yamei Teshuva $250 Raffle!

Posted by on Sep 29, 2014 in Featured | 0 comments

Announcing the JewishMOM.com Aseret Yamei Teshuva $250 Raffle!

Every year we read in the machzor: “repentance, prayer, and charity avert the severe decree.” This year, as you give charity in preparation for Yom Kippur, you can rest assured that 100% of your charity money will buy desperately-needed food for the upcoming holiday for some of the Jewish people’s neediest families by participating in the raffle of “100% Chesed,” an organization founded and directed by Jerusalem Rebbetzin Malka Eisenstein. Each raffle ticket costs $50 (100% of the ticket’s cost will buy food...

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Mazal Tov to Author of “My 3 Kids and 6 Miscarriages”

Posted by on Sep 29, 2014 in Featured, Inspiration, Jewish Moms, Motherhood, Uncategorized | 2 comments

Mazal Tov to Author of “My 3 Kids and 6 Miscarriages”

Hey JewishMOM, possibly you remember that last October I posted the article below written by Sara Chana bas Yehudis called “My 3 Kids and 6 Miscarriages.” At the time, Sara Chana’s chances of having another healthy baby looked pretty bleak. And then, b”H, I received an Email this morning that this past Friday night, just a few hours after Rosh Hashana, she gave birth to a healthy, beautiful baby girl! Remember this story next time you think a situation is hopeless. Because it’s not! Hashem can do anything! Mazal...

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The Secret Chesed Chabura (8-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Posted by on Sep 28, 2014 in Uncategorized | 3 comments

The Secret Chesed Chabura (8-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

An exciting new world-wide initiative in memory of Gershon Burd z”l.

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A Mother’s Rosh Hashana Prayer by Bracha Goetz

Posted by on Sep 23, 2014 in Inspiration, Jewish Moms, Motherhood, Uncategorized | 7 comments

A Mother’s Rosh Hashana Prayer by Bracha Goetz

Udel was the daughter of a very great rabbi called the Baal Shem Tov. When this story happened, she was the young mother of a delightful baby boy. It was Rosh HaShanah, one of the very holiest days of the year, and Udel very much wanted to pray. Udel gave her baby his breakfast. Then she changed his diaper and put him in his little crib, hoping he’d take a nap so she could pour out her feelings in prayer. But as soon as Udel opened her special Rosh HaShanah prayer book – her machzor – she heard her baby starting to cry. Udel walked...

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Baby Maayan’s Office at the Knesset

Posted by on Sep 22, 2014 in Current Events, Inspiration, Israel, Jewish Moms, Motherhood | 2 comments

Baby Maayan’s Office at the Knesset

Israel’s Assistant Minister of Transportation Tsippy Hotovelli (Likud) is one of a growing number of religious women who are Knesset members. Two years ago she married Or Elon and last spring she gave birth to her first child, a daughter named Maayan. When Tsippy returned to the Knesset from her maternity leave this past summer, she asked special permission from the chairman of the Knesset to bring Maayan, along with her babysitter, to the Knesset for a period of 2 months. Tsippy explained her unprecedented decision to Pnima Magazine,...

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The Number 1 Baby Name for 5774 Is…

Posted by on Sep 22, 2014 in Current Events, Jewish Moms, Motherhood, Uncategorized | 4 comments

The Number 1 Baby Name for 5774 Is…

MAZAL TOV!!! Israel’s Interior Ministry reported yesterday that almost 200,000 babies have been born in Israel since last Rosh Hashana, making this the first year in Israel’s history that there are over 6 million Jews living in the Jewish State. Prime Minister Binyaymin Netanyahu pointed out: “this number has double significance in light of the history of our nation over the last century.” And what names did Israeli’s choose? For boys (interestingly, baby boys outnumbered baby girls by over 5000 this past year),...

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A Special Woman I Know by Riki Schreiber

Posted by on Sep 17, 2014 in Inspiration, Jewish Moms, Motherhood | 10 comments

A Special Woman I Know by Riki Schreiber

The following is an excerpt from the article “What a Special Woman” by Riki Schreiber which appeared in last week’s issue of Binah Magazine. I’m thinking of a woman I know. A woman many of you know too. She’s a woman who doesn’t always remember to smile at her son before commenting on the chocolate smudge on his cheek, who forgot to return her daughter’s teacher’s call, and who is about to climb into bed even though there is a pile of dirty dishes in the sink. A woman who doesn’t always...

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