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Shira Ish Ran’s Parents: Our Daughter’s Chanukah Miracle

Posted by on Dec 10, 2018 in Current Events, Inspiration, Inspirational Videos, Israel, Jewish Moms, Motherhood | 3 comments

Shira Ish Ran’s Parents: Our Daughter’s Chanukah Miracle

First, an update regarding the couple injured in last night’s terror attack: The baby, delivered by emergency C-section last night, is in critical condition and his life is in immediate danger. Please pray for the “Rach HaNolad ben Shira Yael” (רך הנולד בן שירה יעל). Shira Ish-Ran (Shira Yael bat Liora Sara) remains in the ICU in serious but now, b”H, stable condition. And the husband, Amichai Ish-Ran (Amichai Yishai ben Galila) is in good condition and is recovering from bullet wounds to his leg. In an...

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Please Pray for Terror Victims, Newlyweds Shira and Amichai Ish Ran

Posted by on Dec 10, 2018 in Current Events, Israel, Jewish Moms | 5 comments

Please Pray for Terror Victims, Newlyweds Shira and Amichai Ish Ran

Please pray for the 7 people injured in today’s terror attack, including this newly married couple who were seriously injured: 21-year-old Shira Yael bat Liora Sara and Amichai Yishai ben Galila. Following the attack, Shira underwent an emergency c-section in her 7th month of pregnancy, the baby’s life is in immediate danger, please pray for רך הנולד בן שירה יעל (Rach HaNolad ben Shira Yael). 22 years ago, right after I got married, I spent a year learning Torah at a Jerusalem seminary called Shearim. My favorite...

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Shulamit: The Mother of 12’s Autistic Daughter

Posted by on Dec 9, 2018 in Inspiration, Inspirational Videos, Israel, Jewish Moms, Motherhood | 2 comments

Shulamit: The Mother of 12’s Autistic Daughter

For this year’s Chanukah Contest, I asked readers to nominate mothers who are their personal candle in the darkness, the most inspirational JewishMOM they know. Here is the final semifinalist, Shulamit (Shushu), submitted by Leah Goldberg of Zichron Yaakov, Israel: My friend Shushu grew up in a wealthy family, cared for by a nanny in a beautiful apartment near the parc Monceau in Paris. And suddenly…her father lost his fortune and her mother her health. Life became sad and silent. Then her older sister died under tragic circumstances,...

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The Juggling Stepmother

Posted by on Dec 7, 2018 in Inspiration, Israel, Jewish Moms, Motherhood | 0 comments

The Juggling Stepmother

For this year’s Chanukah Contest, I asked readers to nominate mothers who are their personal candle in the darkness, the most inspirational JewishMOM they know. Here is the 6th anonymous semifinalist, submitted by Sharona Kotzen of Jerusalem, Israel: I would like to tell you about a Jewish MOM who inspires me, just by being herself. Whenever I see her she is calm, soft spoken, smiling, and understanding. But what really inspires me is how she handles all the relationships in her life, and they are many faceted. She recently married for a...

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My Aunt Sonya: After the Holocaust, a Chuppah

Posted by on Dec 6, 2018 in Inspiration, Inspirational Videos, Jewish Moms, Motherhood | 0 comments

My Aunt Sonya: After the Holocaust, a Chuppah

For this year’s Chanukah Contest, I asked readers to nominate mothers who are their personal candle in the darkness, the most inspirational JewishMOM they know. Here is the 5th anonymous semifinalist, Sonya K. of Brooklyn, submitted by Yael Maizels of Ariel, Israel: My Aunt Sonya was born in Warsaw in 1925. She miraculously survived 4 concentration camps, and following liberation, one day she was walking down a street in a German city with her sister and her best friend when they met a man, a fellow survivor. The survivor rushed to tell his...

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Grief and Faith: A Young Mother Who Lost 2 Children

Posted by on Dec 5, 2018 in Inspiration, Inspirational Videos, Jewish Moms, Motherhood | 1 comment

Grief and Faith: A Young Mother Who Lost 2 Children

For this year’s Chanukah Contest, I asked readers to nominate mothers who are their personal candle in the darkness, the most inspirational JewishMOM they know. Here is the 4th anonymous semifinalist, from Baltimore, Maryland, submitted by Rachel Horan:

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Rebbetzin Mina Gordon: When a Mother of 13 Gets Parkinson’s

Posted by on Dec 4, 2018 in Inspiration, Inspirational Videos, Jewish Moms, Motherhood | 14 comments

Rebbetzin Mina Gordon: When a Mother of 13 Gets Parkinson’s

For this year’s Chanukah Contest, I asked readers to nominate mothers who are their personal candle in the darkness, the most inspirational JewishMOM they know. Here is the 3rd semifinalist, from Melbourne, Australia, submitted by her daughter Zisa: My mother was diagnosed with Parkinson’s when she was in her early 40’s, shortly after her 13th child was born. Despite her illness, my mother managed to raise her 13 children ka”h, teach at the local seminary, counsel many women, and fulfill her dream of becoming a writer. My mother always...

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Laura Greenbaum: A Special Mom of Special Kids

Posted by on Dec 3, 2018 in Inspiration, Jewish Moms, Motherhood, Uncategorized | 1 comment

Laura Greenbaum: A Special Mom of Special Kids

For this year’s Chanukah Contest, I asked readers to nominate mothers who are their personal candle in the darkness, the most inspirational JewishMOM they know. Here is the 2nd semifinalist, submitted by Lindi Rosen of Boca Raton, Florida: I live next door to an incredible Jewish mom. My friend and neighbor, Laura Greenbaum, is a constant inspiration to me. Laura is a brilliant and caring doctor, an OB-GYN. She does the holy work of helping to bring new souls into the world all hours of the day and night. Somehow she also manages to lead the...

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Our Chanukah Chomework (4-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Posted by on Dec 3, 2018 in Inspiration, Inspirational Videos, Jewish Moms, Motherhood, My life | 1 comment

Our Chanukah Chomework (4-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

3 simple tools from Rabbi Nivin and Rabbanit Yemima to access Chanukah’s miraculous spiritual power. OK, JewishMOM, here is your Chanukah Chomework. 3 JewishMOM assignments for Chanukah.   The first thing we need to do is finally address the problematic standing of Jewish women in their homes.   We accomplish this, Rabbanit Yemima explains, by sitting down for a change:)   For half an hour, every night of Chanukah, I (and 1000s of other JewishMOMs) sit down and watch the Chanukah candles. I do not get up for any reason....

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Remembering Chaya bas Orah by Malka Winner

Posted by on Dec 2, 2018 in Inspiration, Israel, Jewish Moms, Motherhood | 7 comments

Remembering Chaya bas Orah by Malka Winner

For this year’s Chanukah Contest, I asked readers to nominate mothers who are their personal candle in the darkness, the most inspirational JewishMOM they know. Here is the 1st semifinalist, submitted by Malka Winner of Karmiel, Israel. The most inspiring Jewish mom I know I passed away last week, on Sunday, 10 Kislev. She was 36. As I watched her body getting lowered into the grave and heard the sound of earth being poured over her remains, I reflected on how unfitting it was that this woman who was so, so, so alive could be...

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