Shulamit: The Mother of 12’s Autistic Daughter

Shulamit: The Mother of 12’s Autistic Daughter

For this year’s Chanukah Contest, I asked readers to nominate mothers who are their personal candle in the darkness, the most inspirational JewishMOM they know. Here is the final semifinalist, Shulamit (Shushu), submitted by Leah Goldberg of Zichron Yaakov, Israel: My friend Shushu grew up in a wealthy family, cared for by a nanny in […]

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My Aunt Sonya: After the Holocaust, a Chuppah

My Aunt Sonya: After the Holocaust, a Chuppah

For this year’s Chanukah Contest, I asked readers to nominate mothers who are their personal candle in the darkness, the most inspirational JewishMOM they know. Here is the 5th anonymous semifinalist, Sonya K. of Brooklyn, submitted by Yael Maizels of Ariel, Israel: My Aunt Sonya was born in Warsaw in 1925. She miraculously survived 4 […]

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Grief and Faith: A Young Mother Who Lost 2 Children

Grief and Faith: A Young Mother Who Lost 2 Children

For this year’s Chanukah Contest, I asked readers to nominate mothers who are their personal candle in the darkness, the most inspirational JewishMOM they know. Here is the 4th anonymous semifinalist, from Baltimore, Maryland, submitted by Rachel Horan:

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Rebbetzin Mina Gordon: When a Mother of 13 Gets Parkinson’s

Rebbetzin Mina Gordon: When a Mother of 13 Gets Parkinson’s

For this year’s Chanukah Contest, I asked readers to nominate mothers who are their personal candle in the darkness, the most inspirational JewishMOM they know. Here is the 3rd semifinalist, from Melbourne, Australia, submitted by her daughter Zisa: My mother was diagnosed with Parkinson’s when she was in her early 40’s, shortly after her 13th […]

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Our Chanukah Chomework (4-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Our Chanukah Chomework (4-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

3 simple tools from Rabbi Nivin and Rabbanit Yemima to access Chanukah’s miraculous spiritual power. OK, JewishMOM, here is your Chanukah Chomework. 3 JewishMOM assignments for Chanukah.   The first thing we need to do is finally address the problematic standing of Jewish women in their homes.   We accomplish this, Rabbanit Yemima explains, by […]

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The 4th Lubavitcher Rebbe’s Innovative Advice to My Great-Great Grandmother

The 4th Lubavitcher Rebbe’s Innovative Advice to My Great-Great Grandmother

In honor of 19 Kislev, here is an incredible family story I’ve never shared before… In 1875, concerned that her husband had fallen ill on account of a curse placed on him by a different man she had loved and almost married, my great-grandmother sought out the advice of her Rebbe, the Rebbe Maharash. This […]

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