My Daughter Under Fire

My Daughter Under Fire

My 14-year-old daughter, Moriah, is a 9th grader at a wonderful ulpana, a boarding school for religious girls, in the south of Israel. Yesterday afternoon, on the way to attend a special event there for the mothers, I felt my shoulder muscles, which have been so clenched up over the last few weeks with the […]

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What the Bat Mitzvah Girl’s Mother Told Her

What the Bat Mitzvah Girl’s Mother Told Her

I once attended a bat mitzvah, and the mother said something I will never forget to her daughter. She said, “Never forget that the spiritual DNA of all the matriarchs flows through your veins. Sara’s vision. Rivka’s strength. Rachel’s self-sacrifice. Leah’s power of prayer. Miriam’s song. Devora’s wisdom. You hold all of that, and more, […]

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When I Left My Husband All Alone with Our 5 Kids by Sivan Rahav Meir

When I Left My Husband All Alone with Our 5 Kids by Sivan Rahav Meir

Last week I went to Montreal all by myself. Yedidya, my husband, stayed with the kids in New York. I was posting and doing live broadcasts and a lot of reports, and everyone was texting me “Wow, great job! Good for you! You are amazing!” So I was getting all this flattering feedback: “Wow! How […]

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The Real Story Behind Rabbi Yuval and Noa Yaron Dayan’s Divorce (1-Minute Video)

The Real Story Behind Rabbi Yuval and Noa Yaron Dayan’s Divorce (1-Minute Video)

This past May, when my daughter and I visited Uman, we were surprised to discover that Noa Yaron Dayan was there as well, leading a group. Noa was a secular TV celebrity until she and her husband, Rabbi Yuval Dayan, became religious, and ended up inspiring and uplifting the lives of thousands of Israelis over […]

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My Tsaddik Peptalk

My Tsaddik Peptalk

My issue isn’t that I’m too hard on myself. I don’t tend to beat myself up (at least too much) over my various failures or shortcomings. My issue is, more, that I tend to think: “What’s the big deal?” For me, for example, it’s wonderful and very challenging to be the mother of 8 kids. […]

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Miracle at the Baseball Game (4-Minute Inspirational Video)

Miracle at the Baseball Game (4-Minute Inspirational Video)

Thank you Tamar Stone for sending this moving video about the transformative power of the bond between a boy with special needs and his best friend. What a stunning confirmation that when a person does an act of kindness, the giver can benefit as much as the recipient. What an important message for JewishMOMs, who […]

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