Tu B’Shvat’s Message for Mothers by Sivan Rahav Meir

Tu B’Shvat’s Message for Mothers by Sivan Rahav Meir

Tu b’Shvat, the festival of trees, is celebrated not in the spring but in the winter. Not at a time when everything is already blooming and ripe, but at a time when we still don’t see any results yet. Tu b’Shvat reminds us that in nature, like in life, we do not get everything we […]

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My Mortifying Erev Shabbat (4-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

My Mortifying Erev Shabbat (4-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

My humiliating moments in front our Shabbat guest. This past Friday night, one of our guests was a rabbanit, the wife of a well-known rabbi, who is also the granddaughter of one of the greatest rabbis of the previous generation. Before she came, I was a little nervous that I should do everything exactly right. […]

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Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach’s Advice to a Young Widow

Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach’s Advice to a Young Widow

A brokenhearted widow with several young children once came to the great Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Auerbach.   This young widow told Rabbi Shlomo Zalman that she feared that she was to blame for her husband’s death, because of something she might have done wrong. And she had decided that she wanted to take upon herself […]

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2 Young Wives, 2 Tragedies

2 Young Wives, 2 Tragedies

This past Sunday, Israel was struck by the sudden tragic deaths of two amazing young women. 25-year-old Rivka Kapshuk, who got married just 3 weeks ago on December 24th, was killed in a car accident (her husband Tom (Tom ben Orli) remains in critical condition). Rivka was a popular teacher at the Tsvia Maaleh Adumim […]

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A Rare Interview with Michal Gross: 5 Years After the “Exterminator Tragedy”

A Rare Interview with Michal Gross: 5 Years After the “Exterminator Tragedy”

5 years ago this month, the Jewish world was shaken by the horrible tragedy that struck the 2 young daughters of Michal and Shimon Gross, who died after an exterminator sprayed poison in their home. The Grosses’ 2 sons, who were also poisoned, were rushed to the hospital in critical condition. B”H, both boys miraculously […]

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The Home Field Advantage (1-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

The Home Field Advantage (1-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

What we JewishMOMs can learn from the NFL. My husband’s a big Patriots fan, so yesterday he was telling me about the upcoming playoffs leading up to the Superbowl. Josh explained to me how crucial it is that the Patriots beat a certain team in order to get the home-field advantage during the playoffs and […]

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