Bravo, JewishMOM!

Bravo, JewishMOM!

You’ve cleaned, even though you didn’t always want to. You’ve organized corners of your home you never even noticed needed organizing. You’ve shopped until you’ve dropped. You’ve cooked (and are probably cooking still…) You made Passover HAPPEN this year. This standing ovation is for YOU! Chag Kasher v’Sameach!

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The Unusual Seder that Rocked the Heavens this Year

The Unusual Seder that Rocked the Heavens this Year

This past Shabbat afternoon I stopped by to visit my friend, who looked beyond exhausted. “What’s up? You OK?” I asked her. And then my friend proceeded to tell me how her youngest child, her 1st grader, hadn’t been feeling well on Seder night, and he’d slept through the entire thing. He hadn’t even been […]

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The Overwhelmed Mom’s Guide to Seder Night by Rabbi Da’vid Sperling

The Overwhelmed Mom’s Guide to Seder Night by Rabbi Da’vid Sperling

Mazel Tov! You did it! You got through the cleaning, bedikat chametz, the cooking, teaching the kids MaNishtana (they are sooo cute….) and now it’s here – Seder Night. So what do you need to focus on to make sure you get the most out of this special night and fulfill all its special mitzvot? […]

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4 Cups of Wine, Imbibing Our Mother’s Faith

4 Cups of Wine, Imbibing Our Mother’s Faith

Every day until seder (5 days to go!) I will be posting a “Meaning-in-the-Cleaning Minute”: a minute-long video or short word of inspiration that made ME smile as I get ready this year for Pesach.

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Forget About the Afikomen, Who Stole Pesach?! by IDF Captain Aviad Hazani

Forget About the Afikomen, Who Stole Pesach?! by IDF Captain Aviad Hazani

This morning, at the bus stop I heard two older women talking about how there’s nothing to eat on Passover. Yesterday, a friend muttered something my way about matzot and stomach pains. And over the last few days, I have come across dozens of posts about Passover-cleaning suffering. Dear friends, Passover is being stolen from […]

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The Wedding Made by a Matzah in Bergen Belsen

The Wedding Made by a Matzah in Bergen Belsen

What the Bluzhever Rebbe went through during the Holocaust was mindboggling. The Nazis murdered his wife, his only daughter, his entire family, almost all of his hundreds of Chassidim. After the War, it took a lot of courage for survivors to remarry. But after his liberation from Bergen Belsen, somebody suggested a match to the […]

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