I Really Didn’t Want to Make My Rosh Hashana Shopping List

I Really Didn’t Want to Make My Rosh Hashana Shopping List

In last week’s Mishpacha, instead of the regular Kichel cartoon, there was a quiz instead titled: “Tell us How You Prep: We’ll Tell You Your Type” (see below). Anyway, I discovered I’m a D through and through. I prepare simple food, no fuss, during the 24 hours before Rosh Hashana. But even us skip-the-recipe-section Ds […]

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The 2 Obnoxious Women at the Elul Conference

The 2 Obnoxious Women at the Elul Conference

Yesterday I attended a huge Pre-Rosh Hashana event sponsored by a magazine for religious women. It was incredible! Over 3000 women in the audience from all over Israel, Rabbanit Yemima! Rav Shmuel Eliyahu! Top Israeli singer Yuval Dayan! So, it’s admittedly weird that instead of the powerhouse program, what remains most prominent in my mind […]

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The Soul You Placed Within Me

The Soul You Placed Within Me

I just started reading the exquisite newly-released book “The Soul that You Placed Within Me: Faith-Filled Reflections on Desire, Birth, and Motherhood” (HEBREW)by Midreshet HaRova director Rabbanit Dana Slae. You will definitely be hearing more about this book on JewishMOM.com! Here’s a little but yummy taste:)

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2 Easy Ways I Get My Kids to Help in the House

2 Easy Ways I Get My Kids to Help in the House

Last Elul, among my goals for the coming year, I wrote: “My kids will learn to clean up after themselves, and housework will be under control, and even enjoyable!” But alas, JewishMOMs plan and their children laugh. And then a few weeks ago my dear cleaning lady of 4 years had to leave the country. […]

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The Skeptic Who Went to the Rabbi for a Blessing

The Skeptic Who Went to the Rabbi for a Blessing

This past Shabbat, my husband was out of town, and he was hosted by a lovely family, a couple with 2 sons ages 7 and 13. During the meal, the host mentioned that he has two other children, two daughters who are a decade older than his sons. And then he shared the following incredible […]

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“The Cherry on Top”: Shira Shnerb’s Beloved Clothing Gemach

“The Cherry on Top”: Shira Shnerb’s Beloved Clothing Gemach

I first saw this video over a week ago, and I cannot get it out of my mind. I can’t stop thinking about the mother of Rina Shnerb HY”D, and the glorious smile she gets on her face when she mentions “the cherry on top” of her family’s many charity projects–her clothing gemach (charity store) […]

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