“The Cherry on Top”: Shira Shnerb’s Beloved Clothing Gemach

“The Cherry on Top”: Shira Shnerb’s Beloved Clothing Gemach

I first saw this video over a week ago, and I cannot get it out of my mind. I can’t stop thinking about the mother of Rina Shnerb HY”D, and the glorious smile she gets on her face when she mentions “the cherry on top” of her family’s many charity projects–her clothing gemach (charity store) […]

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One Mom’s Nasty Whatsapp

One Mom’s Nasty Whatsapp

The parents from my son’s class have a WhatsApp group. I’m not into WhatsApp. But another mother told me about a horrible interaction that took place in the group during the first week of school. And even though I didn’t read the back-and-forth myself, I cannot get it out of my head. On one of […]

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The Terror Attack that Saved Shira’s Life (2-Minute Video)

The Terror Attack that Saved Shira’s Life (2-Minute Video)

It’s Friday morning, I had planned to spend this morning cooking and cleaning. Definitely not translating a video. But when I saw this unbelievable video about my oldest daughter’s former classmate, Shira Sabag, whom I asked you to pray for 8 months ago after she was critically injured at the terror attack in Givat HaAsaf, […]

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What One Mother Learned from a Surgeon

What One Mother Learned from a Surgeon

I have a friend who waited for many years to become a mother. And a few days ago I ran into her on the street, pushing her long-awaited daughter who looks like a perfect china doll with her blond curls and sapphire eyes.  My friend told me, “I have a relative who is a surgeon. […]

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Hearing the Shofar’s Call from a Hindu Temple (3-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Hearing the Shofar’s Call from a Hindu Temple (3-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

The shofar blast that reminded my daughter in India that Elul is here. My oldest daughter, 21-year-old Hadas, is traveling around India for the next month. And before Shabbat she shared an incredible story with me. That morning, she had been walking by a Hindu Temple, when she suddenly heard shofar blasts coming from the […]

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The Tiny, Unnoticed Things We Moms Do Over Summer Vacation

The Tiny, Unnoticed Things We Moms Do Over Summer Vacation

Award-winning journalist and JewishMOM of 5, Sivan Rahav Meir, is also one of Israel’s most popular Torah teachers, with tens of thousands of students (myself included). Sivan and her family have just arrived for a year of shlichut in New York. And that means that yesterday she gave her famous Wednesday Parsha class for the […]

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