The Widow of Ari Fuld HY”D: Ari was Killed While Doing me a Favor

The Widow of Ari Fuld HY”D: Ari was Killed While Doing me a Favor

Yom Kippur is 4 hours away. I have food to make and kids to get bathed and dressed, and a vidui to recite. But I cannot stop thinking about Ari Fuld HY”D, and I just had to sit down at my computer this busy Yom Kippur Eve and share my thoughts with you. Ari Fuld […]

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Lulav Love

Lulav Love

My son brought home a flyer for his school’s annual lulav sale today. And a wave of deja vu washed over me… I remembered myself at 11 years old, like my son, presenting my parents with a flyer for my school’s annual pre-Christmas poinsettia sale. This unexpected memory sharpened the sweetness… Of sitting here, in […]

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Taste-of-Moshiach Wedding (1-Minute Inspirational Video)

Taste-of-Moshiach Wedding (1-Minute Inspirational Video)

A few weeks ago, over a hundred JewishMOMs sent Mazal Tovs from all over the globe for my neighbor, Talia, who got married last night! I remember Talia crying just this past July after telling us the details of a particularly humiliating date. And now to see her in a wedding dress! Unbelievable! Seeing her, […]

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Rosh Hashana 5779: My Highlights of the Year (2-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Rosh Hashana 5779: My Highlights of the Year (2-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Looking back at the blessings of 5778. Rosh Hashana is just a few days away. A brand new year. How was your year, JewishMOM? My teacher, Shira Lichtig, asked us this week to imagine all the yummy food that blessed our tables, and filled our hungry bellies so they weren’t hungry any more this year. […]

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That Time I Was Mugged by a Monkey

That Time I Was Mugged by a Monkey

I was 19 years old, on a junior-year study-abroad program in Bali, Indonesia. Ahh, what memories! Holding a chunk of wood between the soles of my feet, and carving it into a mask with an x-acto knife (I only nicked my foot once). “Bima” minibuses that carried me from one side of the island to […]

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My Son’s 2nd Day of School Miracle

My Son’s 2nd Day of School Miracle

When my mom was 23, she experienced a tragedy that turned her world upside down: her parents and grandmother were killed in a car accident. I guess that would explain why one of my biggest mothering fears is traffic accidents… So, for the past year or so, instead of all the other things I could […]

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