How to Enjoy Pesach Cleaning (13-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

How to Enjoy Pesach Cleaning (13-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

3 ways to make Passover cleaning a positive experience.

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I became Religious Because of the Family Purity Laws by Anonymous

I became Religious Because of the Family Purity Laws by Anonymous

Last week at the playground my neighbor, a mother expecting her 4th child, and I were standing by the slide…The story she told me about how she became religious gave me goosebumps. Here’s what she told me: I was in my mid-thirties, living in Tel Aviv near where had I grown up. Looking around me, […]

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A Letter to an Exhausted Mother by Rabbi Shais Taub

A Letter to an Exhausted Mother by Rabbi Shais Taub

This past week Ami Magazine printed a letter from an overwhelmed and exhausted mother of several young children who wrote: “I have suddenly realized that I have no idea why I am doing what I am doing!…What is the purpose of all the extraordinary effort that I am putting into raising [my children] to become […]

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Purim in Wonderland

Purim in Wonderland

It is the morning after Purim, and I am feeling just-gave-birth exhausted. Purim, as always, was challenging. Balancing the children and the guests and the mishlochei manot and the chicken I forgot to take out the freezer and the far too many hours spent cleaning up afterwards. But it was, as always, also somewhat wondrous. […]

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Dancing Behind People in Jerusalem (1-Minute Funny Video)

Dancing Behind People in Jerusalem (1-Minute Funny Video)

Meir Kay never fails to make me smile…Happy Purim!

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My Modern-Day Esthers

My Modern-Day Esthers

Yesterday I went to see my 19-year-old daughter Hadas perform in a play about the story of Purim. She and the 4 other national service girls (who are spending the year teaching Jewish values at secular schools in Ramat Gan) did such an excellent job. Their presentation enabled me to see Purim story more clearly […]

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