Paramedic Shira Applebaum Continues Legacy of Her Father HY”D

Paramedic Shira Applebaum Continues Legacy of Her Father HY”D

In honor of Rachel Imenu’s yahrzeit this Shabbat, over a hundred thousand Jews will flock to Bethlehem to pray at Rachel’s Tomb. And when they see the Torah Curtain, made out of a wedding dress that was never worn, those who are old enough to remember will be jolted by the memory of one of […]

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The VIPs Who Came for Shabbos (2-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

The VIPs Who Came for Shabbos (2-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Some thoughts on our Shabbat guests this week: a delegation of Catholic American VIPs. (I’m sorry to be posting this on Monday instead of Sunday as I usually do…) We hosted a fascinating group for Shabbat this week: a group of American Catholic VIPs interested in strengthening the connection with Israel. Among our guests were […]

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Morning Sickness, Jewish Style

Morning Sickness, Jewish Style

As you know, my After-the-Chagim to-do list is approximately the length of the Great Wall of China. And I was planning to get through a significant chunk of it this week… And then, half way up the mountain of Chol HaMoed laundry, our washing machine came to a screeching halt. B”H it’s under warranty (but […]

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How to Conquer Your After-the-Chagim To-Do List (2-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

How to Conquer Your After-the-Chagim To-Do List (2-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

2 simple tools that help me not get overwhelmed by my lengthy post-Chagim to-do list. The Chagim are over, and if you are like me, you have a to-do list as long as the galus made up of all the things you said you would do “After the Chagim.” Here’s 2 ideas that help me […]

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Chagim were Great! And Great They’re Finally Over… (44-Second Inspirational Video)

Chagim were Great! And Great They’re Finally Over… (44-Second Inspirational Video)

Tishrei is an amazing, uplifting month, which requires a ton of very hard work from us JewishMOMs. If the Tishrei marathon left feeling fried to a crisp, you are not alone! I love this inspirational song by Naomi Shemer in honor of now: “After the Chagim.”

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Orli Vorku’s African Crown (3-Minute Inspirational Video)

Orli Vorku’s African Crown (3-Minute Inspirational Video)

My neighbor Orli is passionate about the mitzvah of covering her hair, and especially with breathtaking African-style headscarves. Here is the inspirational story of one such headscarf that transformed Orli’s Rosh Hashana.

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