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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Families Under Fire

Families Under Fire

Yesterday, in the middle of my 6 PM Weisberg-family hullabaloo, my husband called. The Gaza situation had heated up dramatically, he told me. Hamas was firing missiles far and wide, throughout the south of Israel and beyond. And it’s possible, my husband warned me, that there could be missiles fired at Jerusalem as well. Unfortunately, […]

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The Baalat Teshuva’s Song (3-Minute Inspirational Video)

The Baalat Teshuva’s Song (3-Minute Inspirational Video)

The surprising song I sang yesterday. Here is the text of this video: Yesterday, on my way home with a heavy bag of tangerines in my right hand and oranges in my left, I found myself singing a tune. But I couldn’t place what tune I was singing… Until I realized, I was singing a […]

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The Chesed Secret

The Chesed Secret

I know a woman who runs a free lending library. This sounds like it would be a lot of work, right? Actually, not at all. This woman has a little notebook with a pen and a key hanging outside her front door. People who want to borrow books just take the key, open the cabinet […]

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A Remarkable JewishMOM-by-Choice

A Remarkable JewishMOM-by-Choice

I have met many people who’ve converted to Judaism, and I’ve been privileged to hear quite a few goosebump-raising stories over the years. But the personal journey of Geraldine, a guest at our home for this past Friday-night dinner, is hands down one of the most moving I’ve ever heard. Here is what Geraldine shared […]

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