What Your Children Will Actually Remember by the Hornosteipler Rebbetzin

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Another Mazal Tov for the Impossible Shidduch: 5 Girls and Now a Boy!

Another Mazal Tov for the Impossible Shidduch: 5 Girls and Now a Boy!

This morning I attended a very special bris, for an 8-day-old boy named Shalem Yedidya Chedvat. Every bris is special, but what added the “very” to the special of this morning’s event? First, Shalem Yedidya is the new baby brother of my daughter’s best friend, Tamar (which means we Weisbergs have been eagerly anticipating and […]

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The Mama Sali

The Mama Sali

This morning, I saw my neighbor Sali walking her 2 sons to gan and school. And seeing her, I remembered that in a book I’m reading, an amazing mother was referred to (tongue in cheek) as “The Mama Sali.” A play on the name of the great Sephardi rabbi and kabbalist Rabbi Israel Abuhatzeira, the […]

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A Letter to My Son, the Lone IDF Soldier by Jamie Rubin

A Letter to My Son, the Lone IDF Soldier by Jamie Rubin

A year and a half ago, 19-year-old Natanel Rubin of London volunteered for the IDF as a lone soldier with the Kfir infantry brigade. Here is a letter his mother, Jamie, sent Natanel when he returned to the army after a month-long vacation. [Since this letter was written, Natanel completed his IDF service, and is […]

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The Soundtrack of My India Trip: “Sun” Performed by Bnaya Barabi (3-Minute Music Video)

The Soundtrack of My India Trip: “Sun” Performed by Bnaya Barabi (3-Minute Music Video)

During my trip to India, daughter Hallel played this song for me. And after that we listened to it again, and again, and again. Day after day. It’s about letting God light up your life, so you can become a sun to the world. So you are hereby forewarned, this song is addictive. But it’s […]

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The Yenta Living Inside My Head

The Yenta Living Inside My Head

Who am I? I mean, for real? Am I my thoughts? The National Science Foundation reports that the average person has about 12,000 to 60,000 thoughts per day, about 80% of which are negative. So does that mean that I, my deepest self, am 80% negative? Is my truest self that voice inside me that […]

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