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4 Dina Friedman Tools for a Happier Life (8-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Posted by on Apr 15, 2018 in Inspiration, Inspirational Videos, My life | 0 comments

4 Dina Friedman Tools for a Happier Life (8-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Simple exercises I learned from Dina Friedman to overcome distress, lack, pain, and judgment.

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70 Years of Israeli Independence: We Have What to Be Proud Of (1-Minute Inspirational Video)

Posted by on Apr 13, 2018 in Current Events, Inspiration, Inspirational Videos, Israel | 0 comments

70 Years of Israeli Independence: We Have What to Be Proud Of (1-Minute Inspirational Video)

My daughters showed me this sweet commercial in honor of Israel’s 70th birthday this Thursday. I remember when Israel turned 50, and 60, and now 70! Wow, happy birthday to my dear, beloved country:)

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Why Bring Children into this Cruel World? Rabbanit Yemima on Yom HaShoah

Posted by on Apr 12, 2018 in Current Events, Inspiration, Israel, Jewish Moms, Motherhood | 4 comments

Why Bring Children into this Cruel World? Rabbanit Yemima on Yom HaShoah

Who is still left today from the Shoah? In my class this week, a Holocaust survivor spoke. She was a 9-year-old girl when the Nazis arrived in her town. The only Holocaust survivors who are among us today are the ones who were little then. And their mothers sowed a seed. They planted within the ashes. They planted love, they planted babies. Why, why? Don’t you know where you’re going? What are you doing? Children in a world like this, why? And that woman said to herself: “To hold a child in my hand for a single day. A single...

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Poems for Sorah Rosenblatt’s 1st Yahrzeit

Posted by on Apr 11, 2018 in Inspiration, Israel, Jewish Moms, Motherhood | 12 comments

Poems for Sorah Rosenblatt’s 1st Yahrzeit

In honor of the 1st yahrzeit this month of poet Sorah Rosenblatt, Ami Magazine published several pages of her poems. Originally from Washington, DC, Sorah Rosenblatt started becoming religious while she was student at University of Maryland. When she graduated in 1967, she made aliya to Israel, married a Yiddish-speaking Breslover Chassid and lived in Meah Shearim, Sorah was a stay-at-home-mom to her 6 children as well as a writer, the author of the poetry collection Memo to Self. I didn’t know Sorah, but I have grown to love her...

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Mrs. Perfect’s Disabled Baby

Posted by on Apr 10, 2018 in Inspiration, Israel, Jewish Moms, Motherhood, My life | 6 comments

Mrs. Perfect’s Disabled Baby

Yesterday, Hallel’s school had a special mother-daughter event for the 12th graders: a panel featuring mothers from the class about how they’d made the most important decisions in their lives. When the fourth mother on the panel started speaking, I whispered “Wow!” into Hallel’s ear. This is the story she told us: When I first got married, I worked full time. And as our family grew, I worked more and more hours. I was a perfectionist. The perfect career woman. With the perfect home. The perfect wife. The perfect...

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600 Holocaust Survivors, Children and Grandchildren Sing to Life (4-Minute Powerful Video)

Posted by on Apr 9, 2018 in Current Events, Inspiration, Inspirational Videos, Israel, Jewish Moms, Motherhood | 5 comments

600 Holocaust Survivors, Children and Grandchildren Sing to Life (4-Minute Powerful Video)

In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day this Thursday, 600 Holocaust survivors, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren gathered together to sing a song in honor of life and hope. I watched this incredibly powerful video 3 times, and it moved me to tears each time. Watching this, I can’t help remembering that behind each and every one of these beautiful families was a brave Jewish mother who said: “My world has been destroyed “I lost everything and almost everyone I ever knew “But I have been...

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My Pesach Fury (9-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Posted by on Apr 8, 2018 in Inspiration, Inspirational Videos, Jewish Moms, Motherhood, My life | 2 comments

My Pesach Fury (9-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

I was outraged, and wanted to do something outrageous!

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I’m Embarrassed to Tell You How I Cleaned the Pacifier

Posted by on Apr 4, 2018 in Inspiration, Jewish Moms, Motherhood, My life | 8 comments

I’m Embarrassed to Tell You How I Cleaned the Pacifier

20 years ago, when my oldest child was a few weeks old, I took her to the baby clinic to get a vaccination. When I was sitting in the nurse’s cubicle, my baby’s pacifier fell out of her mouth and onto the ground. I picked up the pacifier, stuck it into my own mouth to wash it off, and then placed it back into my baby’s mouth… The nurse, nearly shaking from shock, did her best to keep her voice calm: “Geveret, you shouldn’t put your baby’s pacifier in your mouth. Your baby is sterile! And your mouth is...

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Maybe We’ll Give Up? A Kosher-For-Pesach Ballad (2-Minute Funny Video)

Posted by on Apr 3, 2018 in Israel | 1 comment

Maybe We’ll Give Up? A Kosher-For-Pesach Ballad (2-Minute Funny Video)

Underdos is a popular religious Israeli comedy troupe, which I love! Here’s their newly-released video for Pesach. Translation below… Depression You say “Let’s start cleaning, the kitchen, bathroom, and living room. Take a rag!” So I tie the rags together without fear. I jump to freedom! You are waiting on the other side, like a mind reader, and I’m an idiot If only I had the courage to say, “Maybe we’ll give up?” We’ll sell our house to a businessman, we’ll leave the car...

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6 Funny Pesach Cartoons

Posted by on Apr 2, 2018 in Israel | 2 comments

6 Funny Pesach Cartoons

Enjoy and chag sameach!      

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