A Special Bar Mitzvah Boy

A Special Bar Mitzvah Boy

A few Shabbats ago, I noticed a friend standing at a kiddush outside a nearby shul. As I was schmoozing with her, I realized I recognized the person making the kiddush. He is a well-known educator who, I realized, was making a bar mitzvah for his son. If I had to describe this educator in […]

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Her Home was Destroyed, and She’s Still Happy (13-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Her Home was Destroyed, and She’s Still Happy (13-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

More inspirational stories from the Binyan Shalem Conference. If you can’t see video, view at this link

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2 Ways to Enjoy Motherhood

2 Ways to Enjoy Motherhood

Last week, I and around 10,000 other women attended the annual Binyan Shalem conference, 3-days of inspiring classes on motherhood, marriage, and life (a lot like JewishMOM.com, actually, if all you mothers reading this actually got to meet!) Here’s a gem from this year’s conference based on something I heard from educator Estie Arend: As […]

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Say “Mazal Tov” to Rabbanit Yemima!

Say “Mazal Tov” to Rabbanit Yemima!

This morning at a class given by my old friend and esteemed teacher Rabbanit Yemima Mizrachi, I (and a few thousand other women) had a chance to wish Rabbanit Yemima “mazal tov” on her 50th birthday next week, on the 17 of Tammuz. Rabbanit Yemima provides so much inspiration to women around the world, let’s […]

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Beautiful Day (4-Minute Music Video)

Beautiful Day (4-Minute Music Video)

Love this new song by the Jerusalem band Nuriel! Just learned from Dina Friedman that having positive thoughts for even a minute a day can enable us to feel happy all day long (or, as she puts it, have a “positive vibration” all day.) And I think listening to this song, once in the morning, […]

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How My Rabbi Husband Became a Restaurant Chef (1-Minute Video)

How My Rabbi Husband Became a Restaurant Chef (1-Minute Video)

My husband, Joshua, has been a rabbi and educator for the past 2 decades. But a few months ago our dear friend, David Ehrlich, asked Josh if he would like to work this July as a breakfast chef at his popular bookstore cafe, Tmol Shilshom. Josh agreed, and here’s a cute video about Josh’s first […]

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