The Awkward Phone Call and Shavuot

The Awkward Phone Call and Shavuot

This morning I got a phone call from Ulpanat Raaya, the high school my daughter graduated from 2 years ago. “Shalom, we are compiling a network of people who can provide advice to our graduates regarding professional and educational options.” “Ahh, I am actually the mother. It sounds like you want to be in touch […]

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The Terror Attack and My (Re)Birth as told by Mariam Berzon

The Terror Attack and My (Re)Birth as told by Mariam Berzon

My husband, Rabbi Joshua Weisberg, has been teaching at Nishmat for 19 years. So many memories! But if I had to choose, the sweetest memory of the last 2 decades was probably Nishmat student Mariam Berzon’s unforgettable engagement to her husband, Baruch, when we were on the bus back from a Nishmat trip to Kibbutz […]

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Mom Under Fire in the Golan Heights as told by Chana Frazin

Mom Under Fire in the Golan Heights as told by Chana Frazin

I grew up in Great Neck, New York and my husband, Alan, is from Arizona. We moved to Moshav Yonatan in the Golan 8 years ago, and we live here with our 4 kids: Yehuda (12), Shalom Yitzchak (10), Bracha (7), and Maayan (4). We moved here because my husband and I have a lot […]

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The Most Adorable Lag Baomer Video I’ve Ever Seen (30 Seconds)

The Most Adorable Lag Baomer Video I’ve Ever Seen (30 Seconds)

5 years ago my husband made this video of 3-year-old boys circling the Lag Ba’Omer bonfire on their fathers’ shoulders in Meah Shearim, in preparation for their first haircuts. I think this is SO adorable! From now on, once a week I will be re-posting one of my favorite all-time posts from JewishMOM.com…So all of […]

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Did You Hear the Joke about the Mezuzah?

Did You Hear the Joke about the Mezuzah?

A Jewish man buys a new home, and he brings in a local designer to decorate it. When the job is finished, the homeowner realizes he’s forgotten to put up mezuzahs. He goes out, buys mezuzas, and asks the decorator, who is not Jewish, to place them on the right-hand side of each door. The […]

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Mother of Greatness: Remembering Rabbanit Shoshana Borstein

Mother of Greatness: Remembering Rabbanit Shoshana Borstein

It was an unlikely match. She lived in Uruguay. He lived in China. She was 20. He was 33. But a determined aunt who knew both of them made this match happen–between Shoshana, the daughter of the Chief Rabbi of Uruguay, and her second cousin Shlomo Borstein, a rabbi at the Mir Yeshiva in Shanghai. […]

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