Grandma Wanda’s Necklace

Grandma Wanda’s Necklace

A few weeks ago we hosted the Mantell family, visiting Israel from the US for their son’s bar mitzvah, for Friday-night dinner. We had such a great time with them, what a lovely family. And at one point during the dinner I noticed the unusual necklace of the bar-mitzvah boy’s grandmother, Wanda. Wanda explained to […]

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JewishMOM.com on Summer Vacation until August 27th

JewishMOM.com on Summer Vacation until August 27th

Shalom my dear JewishMOMs, tonight I will be travelling to visit family in North America, so I will be taking a break from my regular daily posts until August 27th. Though I might be popping in from time to time to post something and say hello:) Hoping you and your families have a wonderful end […]

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Feeling Summer Vacation

Feeling Summer Vacation

Summer vacation? Ha! It is summer, I agree, but vacation? Maybe for my kids, but not for me… For me, vacation begins when vacation ends, and the kids go back to school and I have some space to breathe and think my own thoughts without lots of little people around all day. So I was […]

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How to Stop Jealousy (14-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

How to Stop Jealousy (14-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Why being jealous doesn’t make sense.

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Rabbanit Tzippy’s Parenting Secret

Rabbanit Tzippy’s Parenting Secret

As long as I don’t get up from lying position, I can get through Tisha b’Av without feeling overly awful. So I generally spend Tisha b’Av resting and sleeping but mostly reading. And the book that moved me the most deeply this Tisha b’Av, often to tears, was the memorial booklet compiled by the family […]

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Mazal Tov, it’s Tisha b’Av

Mazal Tov, it’s Tisha b’Av

Yesterday I told my 7-year-old Tsofia that, no, for a few more days she and her siblings still can’t fill up the swimming pool in the backyard and take a dip. “Oh right,” she said, realizing her mistake, “now it’s the 9 months!” And I was reminded of something I read in Rabbanit Yemima’s book […]

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