Our Chanukah Chomework (4-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Our Chanukah Chomework (4-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

3 simple tools from Rabbi Nivin and Rabbanit Yemima to access Chanukah’s miraculous spiritual power. OK, JewishMOM, here is your Chanukah Chomework. 3 JewishMOM assignments for Chanukah.   The first thing we need to do is finally address the problematic standing of Jewish women in their homes.   We accomplish this, Rabbanit Yemima explains, by […]

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Yaakov’s Unusual Stutter

Yaakov’s Unusual Stutter

My 6-year-old, Yaakov, has a stutter that is unusual because it comes and goes once a year or so. I was stumped regarding the trigger of this on-again, off again stutter, until I realized a few years ago that Yaakov would start stuttering when my husband is abroad. And the stutter would promptly disappear when […]

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The 4th Lubavitcher Rebbe’s Innovative Advice to My Great-Great Grandmother

The 4th Lubavitcher Rebbe’s Innovative Advice to My Great-Great Grandmother

In honor of 19 Kislev, here is an incredible family story I’ve never shared before… In 1875, concerned that her husband had fallen ill on account of a curse placed on him by a different man she had loved and almost married, my great-grandmother sought out the advice of her Rebbe, the Rebbe Maharash. This […]

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Rabbanit Yemima’s Special Chanukah Blessing for JewishMOMs (1-Minute Video)

Rabbanit Yemima’s Special Chanukah Blessing for JewishMOMs (1-Minute Video)

I ran into my teacher/spiritual mentor/friend, Rabbanit Yemima Mizrachi, last night, and I asked her for a pre-Chanukah message special for you JewishMOMs… I edited the video above to make it more accessible for my facebook readers, some of whom don’t know Hebrew etc… But here’s the powerful original uncut version, in which Rabbanit Yemima […]

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Why the Rabbi Ran in the Marathon

Why the Rabbi Ran in the Marathon

One day, popular lecturer Rabbi Fischel Schachter, was on his way to the hospital to visit an elderly relative. But when he had almost reached the hospital, he discovered that the street he had to cross to get to the hospital’s entrance was blocked off for the New York Marathon. Rabbi Schachter approached a policeman, […]

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The Most Inspiring JewishMOM I Know (2-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

The Most Inspiring JewishMOM I Know (2-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

The mom I would nominate for this year’s JewishMOM.com Chanukah Contest. Who is the most inspiring JewishMOM I know? Since this is the question I’m asking you to answer for this year’s Chanukah Contest, I’ve been wondering what I would answer… And I realize that I know so many inspiring mothers, I cannot possibly choose […]

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