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Chagim were Great! And Great They’re Finally Over… (44-Second Inspirational Video)

Posted by on Oct 3, 2018 in Inspiration, Inspirational Videos, Jewish Moms, Motherhood, My life | 0 comments

Chagim were Great! And Great They’re Finally Over… (44-Second Inspirational Video)

Tishrei is an amazing, uplifting month, which requires a ton of very hard work from us JewishMOMs. If the Tishrei marathon left feeling fried to a crisp, you are not alone! I love this inspirational song by Naomi Shemer in honor of now: “After the...

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Hashem’s Love Letter

Posted by on Sep 30, 2018 in Inspiration | 1 comment

Hashem’s Love Letter

Every day I receive short inspirational text messages like this one from Sivan Rahav Meir. Every day they are WOW. Click here to join her English Whatsapp group  or here  to join her Hebrew Whatsapp group To receive by text message or Email write  sivanrahavmeirtext@gmail.com ((please specify whether you want to receive by text, or Email–and in which...

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And the Anti-Superwoman of the Year is…

Posted by on Sep 28, 2018 in Inspiration | 1 comment

And the Anti-Superwoman of the Year is…

In the end, Minna was voted the #1 Anti-Superwoman of the Year! Mazal tov! Her winning answer was: “I don’t make Shabbos more stressful than it has to be. I have a severely autistic son and Friday/Shabbos is extremely stressful as it is. “Which means: we don’t have guests (even though at one point this was a big part of our lives), don’t use real dishes, I don’t cook fancy foods or bake challah, and if I don’t feel up to it, I will buy ready-made food. I try to make it special for my family by having good (store-bought)...

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Orli Vorku’s African Crown (3-Minute Inspirational Video)

Posted by on Sep 27, 2018 in Inspiration, Inspirational Videos, Israel, Jewish Moms, Motherhood, My life, Toddlers | 2 comments

Orli Vorku’s African Crown (3-Minute Inspirational Video)

My neighbor Orli is passionate about the mitzvah of covering her hair, and especially with breathtaking African-style headscarves. Here is the inspirational story of one such headscarf that transformed Orli’s Rosh Hashana.

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Vote for the $50 Anti-Superwoman Winner!

Posted by on Sep 26, 2018 in Inspiration, Jewish Moms, Motherhood | 9 comments

Vote for the $50 Anti-Superwoman Winner!

I thought all of the Anti-Superwoman fill-in-the-blank answers were so inspiring and validating. Truth is, I believe, they all deserved to be semifinalists, and was not able to choose between them. So in the end I asked a few other JewishMOMs to chose out these semifinalists. I will be posting the winners at 5 PM EST this Thursday (one winner will be chosen by voting, another chosen at random among all those who submitted answers). VOTE FOR THREE ANTI-SUPERWOMEN IN THE POLL BELOW Luna: I do not answer the phone or the door if I’m busy with...

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Here’s What I Don’t Do

Posted by on Sep 26, 2018 in Inspiration, Jewish Moms, Motherhood, My life | 10 comments

Here’s What I Don’t Do

Lots of moms have already shared what they don’t do for the Anti-Superwoman Contest (deadline for submissions is Tuesday midnight EST). And what about me? What do I not do? Looking at the answers submitted, I could relate to most of them. There are so many things that I don’t do that it’s hard for me to even know where to start… Over the last decade or so, I’ve made a concerted effort to whittle away at my life, so there’s almost no extras. Almost nothing left that’s not connected with my top...

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Fill in the Blank and win $50!

Posted by on Sep 20, 2018 in Inspiration, Jewish Moms, Motherhood | 36 comments

Fill in the Blank and win $50!

Tishrei’s holiday marathon=majorly busy JewishMOMs. But we cannot do everything! And I wanted to ask you, JewishMOM, what do you NOT do? Just fill in the blank in this next sentence (and in addition to providing validation for other moms around the globe, you just might be one of our two $50 winners–contest details below). *** As a JewishMOM, I juggle many responsibilities. But my happiness, health, and ability to be a calm wife and mother are more important than being a superwoman. That’s why I do not ___________. (LEAVE...

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The Widow of Ari Fuld HY”D: Ari was Killed While Doing me a Favor

Posted by on Sep 18, 2018 in Current Events, Inspiration, Israel, Jewish Moms, Motherhood, My life | 2 comments

The Widow of Ari Fuld HY”D: Ari was Killed While Doing me a Favor

Yom Kippur is 4 hours away. I have food to make and kids to get bathed and dressed, and a vidui to recite. But I cannot stop thinking about Ari Fuld HY”D, and I just had to sit down at my computer this busy Yom Kippur Eve and share my thoughts with you. Ari Fuld spent most moments of his short life doing good. He dedicated his life to his family and the Jewish people, strengthening the IDF and the State of Israel, learning and teaching Torah and serving Hashem. And he died as he lived, on his way to help out his wife (she shares the...

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The Final Blessing Ari Fuld HY”D Gave to His Daughter (40-Second Video)

Posted by on Sep 17, 2018 in Current Events, Israel | 1 comment

The Final Blessing Ari Fuld HY”D Gave to His Daughter (40-Second Video)

The Jewish people mourns a tireless advocate for Israel, Ari Fuld HY”D, who was brutally murdered in a terror attack yesterday. During his final weekly parsha class two days before he was killed, he gave his daughter her final blessing.

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Lulav Love

Posted by on Sep 16, 2018 in Inspiration, Israel, Jewish Moms, Motherhood, My life | 0 comments

Lulav Love

My son brought home a flyer for his school’s annual lulav sale today. And a wave of deja vu washed over me… I remembered myself at 11 years old, like my son, presenting my parents with a flyer for my school’s annual pre-Christmas poinsettia sale. This unexpected memory sharpened the sweetness… Of sitting here, in Jerusalem. My counter still sticky with Rosh Hashana honey, Yom Kippur awe already in the air, soon to be replaced the day after the fast with the fragrance of Succot palm fronds. The corners of my mouth...

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