Yaakov’s Boo-Boo

Yaakov’s Boo-Boo

Last week, 5-year-old Yaakov got a scratch on his left thumb. And today he looked at his thumb–and the scratch was gone. Yaakov began jumping up an down, “We have to tell Abba! Hashem made a great, great, great miracle!” “What miracle?” I asked. “I had a scratch, and now it’s completely gone! It’s a […]

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US Vice President Recites “Shehechiyanu”

US Vice President Recites “Shehechiyanu”

It is a top priority for me to keep JewishMOM.com free of politics–since I believe that the eternal bond between all JewishMOMs is so much deeper and more important than whom you or I voted for on November 8, 2016. But I got so much chizuk from this super-inspirational speech by American Vice President Mike […]

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The Sad Bar Mitzvah

The Sad Bar Mitzvah

My friend just made a bar mitzvah for her oldest son, where I had an opportunity to speak with the proud grandfather, Michelle, emotional to be celebrating the bar mitzvah of his oldest grandchild. This is what he told me: “I grew up in Egypt, so when I became bar mitzvah in 1954, it was […]

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Rav Steinman’s Surprising Final Request from Women

Rav Steinman’s Surprising Final Request from Women

The day before Chanukah, a great light was extinguished from the world. Gadol Hador Rabbi Steinman zt”l was accompanied by 200,000 Jews to his final resting place–and at the funeral, his final will was read. In his will, he made some unusual requests: following his death there should be no articles written about him or […]

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When the Distinguished Rabbanit Saw the Spit Up

When the Distinguished Rabbanit Saw the Spit Up

Over the last few months, I’ve been feeling burnt out–with my kids, with the house. So I’ve been seeking out inspirational gung-ho mothers who can give me a JewishMOM boost. Yesterday, at a neighborhood class, I had the honor of meeting one such inspirational woman, Rabbanit Mazal Amar, the wife of Israel’s Sephardi Chief Rabbi. […]

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When My Mind is Racing

When My Mind is Racing

I went to sleep last night with my mind racing, and when I woke up this morning, it was still racing around–worrying about this and that, unable to focus or think straight about my logical next step. 7 years ago Rabbi Nivin referred to this confused, overwhelmed mental state as: “Having too many windows open” […]

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