What I Said to the Mom Getting Divorced (3-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

What I Said to the Mom Getting Divorced (3-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Reminding myself, in the age of social media, how important it can be to help a single person. This morning I saw a mother I see several mornings a week at gan drop-off and pick-up. She looked unusually lovely this morning, in a long flowing floral dress. So I told this mother, whose name I […]

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Jewish Women Sing “Ori, Arise”: In Memory of Ori Ansbacher HY”D

Jewish Women Sing “Ori, Arise”: In Memory of Ori Ansbacher HY”D

Last night I attended my daughters’ end of year dance performance, which included a song I’d never heard before that brought tears to my eyes. This song, based on a poem written by Ori Ansbacher HY”D (translation below) was performed in Ori’s memory by the gifted musician Ruchama ben Yosef along with hundreds of other […]

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When the Rabbanit Was Locked Out of the Mikveh (4-Minute Video)

When the Rabbanit Was Locked Out of the Mikveh (4-Minute Video)

Rabbanit Chana Henkin shares the shocking story of the night that would change the course of her life. Josh and I have committed to raising $11,000 for Nishmat’s Charidy campaign this Wednesday and Thursday. Please help us reach our goal!

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Special Message from Racheli Fraenkel: A Jewish Mom’s Crown Jewels (1-Minute Video)

Special Message from Racheli Fraenkel: A Jewish Mom’s Crown Jewels (1-Minute Video)

Racheli Fraenkel sent me this special video to share with you JewishMOMs. My husband teaches with Racheli at Nishmat, and over the last 2 decades that he has taught there, both of us have been so inspired to see the lasting impact that Nishmat leaves on its students as they go on to become IY”H […]

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The Holy Harmonica Player Who Surprised Evyatar Banai

The Holy Harmonica Player Who Surprised Evyatar Banai

Something surprising and wonderful happened during our trip to Uman right before Shabbat. I told you that my daughter and I joined up with a group being led by Rabbi Michi Yosefi and singer Evyatar Banai, and right before Shabbat, Evyatar was leading our group in nigunim and songs. And then, from out of nowhere, […]

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You’ll Never Guess Where I Am… (3-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

You’ll Never Guess Where I Am… (3-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

A wonderful message from a tsaddik–for all of us. Shalom JewishMOM! I am in the village of Breslov in the Ukraine. My daughter and I are visiting the gravesites of holy tsadikim here. To tell the truth, I’ve never understood why so many Jews come here to visit Uman and other holy places. You want […]

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