Fill in the Blank and win $50!

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). […]

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

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 […]

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Lulav Love

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 […]

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2 Tips to Achieve Your Rosh Hashana New Year’s Resolutions (2-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

2 Tips to Achieve Your Rosh Hashana New Year’s Resolutions (2-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Here’s 2 easy ways (which have worked for me) to make sure you’ll keep your Rosh Hashana resolutions this year. We just entered a new Jewish year, and each one of us hopes to change this year–to be better people with better lives. But I have some scary news. Statistically, only 8% of people will […]

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A Busy Mom’s Yom Kippur Mitzvah Checklist by Rabbi Da’vid Sperling

A Busy Mom’s Yom Kippur Mitzvah Checklist by Rabbi Da’vid Sperling

Fasting on Yom Kippur can be hard enough, but when you’re taking care of the kids, or pregnant, or nursing, it’s just that much harder. It might help to know the minimum requirements, so you can get through the mitzvot of the day more easily. 1. SORRY – Yom Kippur atones for sins, but until […]

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Song about Teshuva: Ranked a Top Israeli Song of 5778

Song about Teshuva: Ranked a Top Israeli Song of 5778

Every Rosh Hashana Eve, Israeli radio stations announce their 20 most popular songs of the year. How wonderful to see so many songs on this year’s list sung by religious singers or by “secular” Israelis singing about their connection with Hashem, including this one that I LOVE, “Somebody’s Here with Me” by Bnaya Barabi, ranked […]

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