My Mortifying Erev Shabbat (4-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

My Mortifying Erev Shabbat (4-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

My humiliating moments in front our Shabbat guest. This past Friday night, one of our guests was a rabbanit, the wife of a well-known rabbi, who is also the granddaughter of one of the greatest rabbis of the previous generation. Before she came, I was a little nervous that I should do everything exactly right. […]

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The Home Field Advantage (1-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

The Home Field Advantage (1-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

What we JewishMOMs can learn from the NFL. My husband’s a big Patriots fan, so yesterday he was telling me about the upcoming playoffs leading up to the Superbowl. Josh explained to me how crucial it is that the Patriots beat a certain team in order to get the home-field advantage during the playoffs and […]

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Only in Israel: A Bus Driver’s Daily Act of Kindness

Only in Israel: A Bus Driver’s Daily Act of Kindness

This week winter came to Israel. Snow, harsh winds, heavy rains, freezing cold. Israelis who have a choice tend to stay home next to their radiators in weather like this. But our IDF soldiers don’t have that option. Neither rain, nor snow, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these dedicated young men and women […]

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My Eema Cheer (1-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

My Eema Cheer (1-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

How I turned my child’s kvetch into a cheer- for me. This past Friday afternoon, I was standing on the top of a step ladder in my kitchen, getting down a pot for chicken soup. And at that very moment, my 6-year-old Yaakov needed something urgently. Insider’s info: whenever Yaakov wants anything, he needs it […]

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Re: My Home Getting Knocked Down

Re: My Home Getting Knocked Down

I love my home, I would love to live in it as long as I need a home to live in. But it seems that the Jerusalem Municipality has other plans for my family, and around 250 others that live in our section Kiryat Moshe. First, some history… In the mid-1950s, the newborn State of […]

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Our Birthright Shabbat (2-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Our Birthright Shabbat (2-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Reflections on the very different bedtime blessings of two Jewish mothers. I read in Ami this week about a woman who dreamed of becoming a lawyer but never did. So when that frustrated wannabe lawyer became a mother herself, every night she would tell her young daughter, “And when you grow up, you will become […]

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