How Being a Mom in Israel is Different

How Being a Mom in Israel is Different

In many ways, my life looks like the life of any mother anywhere in the world. This morning, for example, I woke up long before I would have liked to. Then woke up my kids (long before they would have liked to). Then fed them breakfast. Then spoke too harshly to my daughter cause she […]

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Pearl Benisch: From Auschwitz to Jerusalem

Pearl Benisch: From Auschwitz to Jerusalem

In an article* that appeared about Holocaust survivor and author Pearl Benisch ob”m in Family First this week, a friend recalls asking for her perspective during a dark period of recent Israeli history. This was Pearl Benisch’s powerful response: “In November, 1943, I was taken to the gas chambers. “It was a Friday night and […]

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I Had Post Partum Psychosis, Do Not Demonize Me by Anonymous

I Had Post Partum Psychosis, Do Not Demonize Me by Anonymous

I just received this letter in response to the post My Postpartum Nightmare. The writer makes a very important point, which prompted me to clarify my wording in the original article. I also wanted to share her experience and insights with all of you. Hi Mrs. Weisberg, When I was studying in Israel around ten […]

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Meeting the Knesset Member and Mom

Meeting the Knesset Member and Mom

Yesterday I traveled almost 2 hours on a bumpy bus along winding back roads to a place Israelis would call “The End of the World, and then Turn Left.” That’s where my daughter’s high school is, and when I finally got off the bus, and asked a group of soldiers by the bus stop where […]

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My Son’s Heart Defect Miracle by Dani Margolies

My Son’s Heart Defect Miracle by Dani Margolies

This arrived in my inbox this morning. It brought tears to my eyes, amazing! B”H, I just had a baby boy 4 weeks ago, we named him Levi Yitzchak. When I was 16 weeks pregnant with Levi Yitzchak, I went to my early scan and the doctor saw a very serious heart defect. The next […]

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The Fire that Nearly Consumed my Daughter’s High School

The Fire that Nearly Consumed my Daughter’s High School

This past week Israel has been battling one of the most fierce and wide-spread waves of fires in its history. One of the worst-hit communities in the country has been Neve Tsuf (AKA Halamish), where the fire (which, like many of the fires nationwide, was set by Palestinian arsonists) burnt the homes of 20 families […]

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