Rabbi Belsky’s Mother’s Secret

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Being the Older Mother of a Young Child

Being the Older Mother of a Young Child

This morning, while walking Yoni to kindergarten, I saw an old lady, approximately 83 years old and 4 foot 10, approaching us quickly on the sidewalk. Her tight gray headscarf flying behind her. Her lips puckered with determination, a nursery schooler’s choo-choo-train backpack swinging from her hand. So I put one and one together: grandmother […]

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Tevet’s 2 Eyes

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The Chanukah Steamroller

The Chanukah Steamroller

I woke up this morning feeling like I’d been flattened by the Chanukah steamroller. My regular life is comfortably busy, but add to that routine busyness, a week of (truly wonderful) Chanukah hosting and (I’m fine with it) cooking and (awful, bottomless) cleaning up, then all that leaves behind is one steamrollered JewishMOM. Anyway, I […]

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From her Wheelchair, Nechumelle Sends Inspiration Worldwide

From her Wheelchair, Nechumelle Sends Inspiration Worldwide

Hundreds of people around the world (including me) receive daily doses of inspiration (like this one) from a woman named Nechumelle Jacobs. And what makes these truly inspirational doses even more truly inspirational is the fact that Nechumelle was born with cerebral palsy. So when she writes, from her wheelchair, about feeling grateful and having […]

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