The Dirty Stairwell

The Dirty Stairwell

I heard this story from my long-time teacher Rabbi Aryeh Nivin: When Rabbi Nivin and his wife, Ayala, were newlyweds they moved into a new building along with a bunch of other newly-married couples. When they first moved in, the building was sparkling clean. But over the years, b”H, all of the young couples in […]

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7-Year-Old Malky Hirth z”l’s Final 1-Minute Inspirational Message for You

7-Year-Old Malky Hirth z”l’s Final 1-Minute Inspirational Message for You

Yesterday, after fighting leukemia for 5 years and drawing heartfelt prayers from thousands of Jews around the world, 7-year-old Malky Hirth of Lakewood tragically passed away. Those who knew Malky during her short life describe that despite her suffering she was a girl with remarkable emuna, joy for life, and good-hearted spunk. Once at her […]

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A Tale of Two Mothers (5-Minute Rabbi Yoel Gold Video)

A Tale of Two Mothers (5-Minute Rabbi Yoel Gold Video)

This is a tale of two mothers which took place in the shadows of the Gaza War. Like many of us, I heard this story in an Email that was getting sent around after Gaza War, but seeing the actual women involved is incredibly powerful, to hear how it is possible to feeling Hashem’s love […]

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Zumba Chesed

Zumba Chesed

Last week, in the middle of a miserable afternoon, I had a flash of exactly what I needed to infuse my mothering life with more joy and vitality. Starting about a decade ago, for 5 years I went to the gym every day. And any day I didn’t go to the gym, I felt it. […]

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Loving Jews who are Different than You (12-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Loving Jews who are Different than You (12-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

A simple but powerful way to feel more connection with and love for our fellow Jews of all kinds.

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The Principal’s Son

The Principal’s Son

My 4-year-old, Yaakov, attends gan with the sons of 2 of my older children’s principals. It has been pretty fascinating for me to see these women who generally inspire respect bordering on awe in hundreds of girls and their parents, interacting as mothers like you and me with their 4-year-old sons. This morning when I […]

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