Here’s Why I Don’t Take My Kids Shopping (3-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Here’s Why I Don’t Take My Kids Shopping (3-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Elevating the daily grind of motherhood. I don’t usually take my 3 youngest kids shopping anywhere further than the corner store, because they want this and that and also this, and “Eema, you never bought us an afikomen present last Passover!” And I end up getting all worn out and snappy and headachey. And no-no-no […]

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Israel Air Force Chief: The Life-Altering Lesson Taught Me By My Father, the Holocaust Survivor

Israel Air Force Chief: The Life-Altering Lesson Taught Me By My Father, the Holocaust Survivor

Last month, Israel’s former Air Force commander, Eliezer Shakadi, addressed a group of soldiers about the life-altering lessons he learned from his Holocaust survivor father. My father’s life story is impossible to comprehend. During World War II he jumped from a train, went to Budapest [where he found refuge], and was saved. After the war, […]

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Why Rav Shach Went to This Simple Woman’s Funeral (3-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Why Rav Shach Went to This Simple Woman’s Funeral (3-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Reflections on a woman’s small act of kindness that changed the course of Rav Shach’s life as well as the course of Jewish history. When Rav Shach was already a very old man, he asked his assistant to drive him to the funeral of a woman who had passed away in Haifa. It was a […]

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Yaakov’s Broken Wrist

Yaakov’s Broken Wrist

This Tuesday, my 6-year-old Yaakov was the soccer goalie during recess, and while stopping a ball his wrist got broken. This is actually the first time a child of mine has had a broken limb. And it’s made me realize that when (you’re right-handed and) your right hand’s in a cast, many everyday actions became […]

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My Daughter vs. Bibi

My Daughter vs. Bibi

Earlier today, PM Netanyahu paid a visit to the seminary where my oldest daughter, 21-year-old Hadas, is studying for the year. In this video, you can see Hadas challenging her prime minister with such a tough question regarding one of his policies* that it took him an entire 7 minutes to answer it. This video […]

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Mazal Tov, Miriam! (3-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Mazal Tov, Miriam! (3-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Some fantastic news about my next-door neighbor, a young widow. My next-door neighbor, Miriam, is a lovely person. A young grandmother in her late 50s whose husband passed away 2 years ago. You actually all heard about Miriam, because she was the anonymous nurse at Shaarei Tsedek Hospital who personally delivered the hundreds of notes […]

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