Chani Weinrott’s Widower, Dovi: “How I’m Not Falling Apart”

Chani Weinrott’s Widower, Dovi: “How I’m Not Falling Apart”

Last night, in honor of the publication of her new book “How She Grows,” Rabbanit Yemima Mizrachi hosted an evening featuring various people who have faced life-altering challenges and grown from them. Among the speakers was Dovi Weinrott, the widower of one of the most dearly loved people in Israel, Chani Weinrott z”l, who passed […]

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My Womb Dance

My Womb Dance

This is going to sound weird, but bear with me for a few sentences, OK? At Devora’s Dance Journey workshop this morning, we closed ourselves up in these cool black sleeping bag things that Devora had sewn up, and pretended we were back in the womb. It was truly wow. Closed up in my womb […]

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The French Grandmother’s Funeral

The French Grandmother’s Funeral

This morning, I attended the funeral of my neighbor’s elderly mother, whose body was flown in from France. All the eulogies were in French, which meant that for an hour or so I stood there, understanding only the smattering of French words I still remember from junior-high-school and the few Hebrew words thrown in from […]

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The 38-Year-Old Bride (13-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

The 38-Year-Old Bride (13-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Finding the blessings in an extended life challenge.

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Here’s Why I Said “No”

Here’s Why I Said “No”

Yesterday, my 5th grader, Yoel, came home with a form in hand from school. His teacher, it turned out, was in search of families able to host groups of 5 boys for a special activity that would take place in different families’ homes on a few mornings next month. There were two options on the […]

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Meet the Razel Sister (3-Minute Music Video)

Meet the Razel Sister (3-Minute Music Video)

I’ve known Ricka Razel-Van Leeuwen for around 20 years now–we both raised our 8 children together in the alleyways of Nachlaot. Long-time JewishMOM.com readers might remember that 10 years ago Ricka even starred in 2 of my Real Jewish Mom videos (scroll down to watch). Over the last couple of years, Ricka has joined her […]

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