Pesach Cleaning, Car-Wash Style by Rabbi Fischel Schachter (1-Minute Meaning-in-the-Cleaning Video)

Pesach Cleaning, Car-Wash Style by Rabbi Fischel Schachter (1-Minute Meaning-in-the-Cleaning Video)

Every day until seder (10 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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The Problem with Kids Cleaning for Pesach

The Problem with Kids Cleaning for Pesach

This morning, I ran into my neighbor who has 6 kids under the age of 7. Her kids are home today for election today, and she quipped: “Not getting any cleaning done today, that’s for sure!” “Just wait,” I told her, “in 10 years those same kids who make it impossible to clean will clean […]

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Dreaming About Pesach Cleaning from the ICU (2 Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Dreaming About Pesach Cleaning from the ICU (2 Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Reflections on the mother of a very ill baby and Pesach cleaning. We spent this past Shabbat in Tsfat, and while there I met an incredibly lovely woman named Chaya. Chaya has soft-brown eyes, a gorgeous smile. She radiates quiet joy, deep faith. Seeing her, you would never guess that 16 months ago Chaya gave […]

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How to Do Your Pesach Cleaning Happily In Less than 1 Day by Rabbi Shlomo Aviner

How to Do Your Pesach Cleaning Happily In Less than 1 Day by Rabbi Shlomo Aviner

Being away for the holiday: If you are going away and no one will use the house at all during the holiday, you may close up all the rooms that will not be used, sell all of the chametz, and do no Pesach cleaning at all. If some part of the house will be lived […]

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Antisemitic Attacks in Crown Heights: One JewishMOM’s Experience by Tamar Stone

Antisemitic Attacks in Crown Heights: One JewishMOM’s Experience by Tamar Stone

Last year, I was seated in a packed subway train riding back home to Brooklyn with a couple of my daughters. There were some loud people standing in the middle of the train and it seemed that most people were watching their interactions, myself included. Just before my stop, a large man seated across from […]

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My New Laundry Tower and Other Exciting Pre-Pesach Projects

My New Laundry Tower and Other Exciting Pre-Pesach Projects

A friend who is the author of a cookbook once chuckled as she pointed out, “I think it’s so funny that you never post any recipes on JewishMOM.com.” She’s right, there are almost never recipes on JewishMOM.com. Or advice on how to get a wine stain out of your husband’s kittel. Or instructions on how […]

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