My Stutter Miracle (3-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

My Stutter Miracle (3-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Two weeks ago, I received a very, very exciting Email. Rabbanit Yemima wrote to ask if she could interview me for her show on national radio. I responded right away, “Of course, what an honor! Thank you so much for asking me!” But a nanosecond after I pressed the send button, I realized that there […]

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Waiting 15 Years for Shimon Menachem by Chana Zahav

Waiting 15 Years for Shimon Menachem by Chana Zahav

This month Chana Zahav gave birth to her first child, a healthy baby boy after 15 years of marriage. Chana and I are both participants in Rabbi Nivin’s chabura, so for months, throughout her high-risk pregnancy, Rabbi Nivin was telling us to pray for her–and we definitely were! After Chana gave birth, I was moved […]

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My Brother Needs Your Prayers! A Brother’s Update on Critically-Injured IDF Captain and Father of 2

My Brother Needs Your Prayers! A Brother’s Update on Critically-Injured IDF Captain and Father of 2

The following was written by David Elitsur: My brother, Capt. Yisrael Elitzur, married and the father of a 2-year-old daughter and a-year-old son, was wounded earlier this week in a vehicle-ramming attack. He remains on life support and in an induced coma. Yisrael is a person full of love and caring, giving and unconditional good. […]

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The Remarkable Reason my Daughter Wanted a Camera by Rebbetzin Mina Gordon

The Remarkable Reason my Daughter Wanted a Camera by Rebbetzin Mina Gordon

When my daughter was little Maybe some thirty years ago She wanted a camera for her birthday. She asked so nicely And explained so sincerely That she needed it to take pictures now So she will be able to show her children What the galus looked like. I often wonder, Thirty years later What her […]

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My Daughter’s Rejection and Acceptance

My Daughter’s Rejection and Acceptance

When I made yesterday’s peptalk about kids getting rejected from schools, I was certain that I was making that peptalk to comfort OTHER parents whose kids would be getting rejection letters. My daughter was, for sure, going to be accepted to the schools she applied to. But in the end, JewishMOMs plan and G-d laughs. […]

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The Most Stressful Day of My Daughter’s Life (2-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

The Most Stressful Day of My Daughter’s Life (2-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Rethinking failure and rejection. At this moment, my daughter, Moriah (and I) along with thousands of other Israeli 8th graders (and their parents) are very anxiously waiting to hear if they have been accepted into the high schools of their choice. These kids are under a tremendous amount of pressure today. For those kids who […]

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