What My Almost-5-Year-Old Knows About Hashem:)

What My Almost-5-Year-Old Knows About Hashem:)

In preparation for Yom Kippur, my almost-5-year-old Yaakov has been hearing a lot in kindergarten about Hashem, and what it means that Hashem is all-powerful. I guess that’s why today at the playground, Yaakov informed me: “Eema, did you know that Hashem can do WHATEVER HE WANTS? “He could turn a fence into a person! […]

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My Kreplach Crime

My Kreplach Crime

This morning, Jerusalem’s largest supermarket was swarming with at least 500 costumers. I don’t have a car and they don’t do deliveries, so I only brave the crowds there twice a year to pick up frozen kreplach* before Yom Kippur and Purim. In Israeli supermarkets, customers need to insert a 5 NIS coin when they […]

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Our African Rosh Hashana Guest (12-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Our African Rosh Hashana Guest (12-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Some special Rosh Hashana guests who got me thinking about the real meaning of teshuva.

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Wearing Pajamas on Rosh Hashana

Wearing Pajamas on Rosh Hashana

A Charedi woman once told Rabbanit Yemima Mizrachi: “I used to be judgmental of people who were different from me. “But I changed when my son got cancer. “When I was in the hospital with him, everyone there was wearing pajamas. “So I made friends who were religious but not Charedi, friends who were traditional, […]

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The Fruit of the Belly

The Fruit of the Belly

I haven’t read this book on pregnancy and birth, but I think author Kineret Dror (whom I met selling her book at the Pnima Conference) came up with the best title EVER for a book about pregnancy. The title “Boreh Pree HaBeten” (The Creator of the Fruit of the Belly) is a play on words […]

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Healing from My C-Section by Anonymous

Healing from My C-Section by Anonymous

I broke two dishes in one day; if I break 2 dishes in a year, that’s a lot. I knew something was not right, so as I looked at the pieces of broken pottery on my counter, I thought about what just happened. Rewinding 30 seconds, right before the dish broke, I had been thinking […]

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