The Power of Being You (9-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

The Power of Being You (9-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

One of the most powerful forms of Jewish outreach.

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How my Israeli Children are Different from Me

How my Israeli Children are Different from Me

When I was growing up in Baltimore, I learned which neighborhoods were safe and which neighborhoods were dangerous. Which places I could go to, and which places I should carefully avoid. And since I moved to Israel 24 years ago, I’ve been doing the same thing. When I heard that 2 Israeli police officers had […]

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A Special Bar Mitzvah Boy

A Special Bar Mitzvah Boy

A few Shabbats ago, I noticed a friend standing at a kiddush outside a nearby shul. As I was schmoozing with her, I realized I recognized the person making the kiddush. He is a well-known educator who, I realized, was making a bar mitzvah for his son. If I had to describe this educator in […]

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Her Home was Destroyed, and She’s Still Happy (13-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Her Home was Destroyed, and She’s Still Happy (13-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

More inspirational stories from the Binyan Shalem Conference. If you can’t see video, view at this link

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The Things I Want to Do Today

The Things I Want to Do Today

Here’s a list of all the things I have to do today… I have to pick up my kids from camp, even though it’s so hot. I have to prepare lunch for my kids, even though I’d rather read a book on the sofa instead. I have to clean up after my kids are in […]

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2 Ways to Enjoy Motherhood

2 Ways to Enjoy Motherhood

Last week, I and around 10,000 other women attended the annual Binyan Shalem conference, 3-days of inspiring classes on motherhood, marriage, and life (a lot like JewishMOM.com, actually, if all you mothers reading this actually got to meet!) Here’s a gem from this year’s conference based on something I heard from educator Estie Arend: As […]

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