My 24th Anniversary Sea Glass

My 24th Anniversary Sea Glass

Josh and I just got back from an overnight trip to Tel Aviv to celebrate our 24th anniversary. Early this morning, I went on my own to the beach to daven, and I noticed these pieces of sea glass. At the entrance to the beach, I’d seen signs announcing that it’s strictly prohibited to bring […]

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My Fallen Letters

My Fallen Letters

This morning, for the first time, I attended the weekly meditation group of renowned Old City author and teacher, Sarah Yehudit Schneider. Sarah Yehudit started off with a selection from her book PurimBursts. The following teaching, in particular, was met with audible “wows” from the women present: “Heichal HaBrocha adds a beautiful twist to his […]

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Check out My New Logo!

Check out My New Logo!

Introducing JewishMOM.com’s new logo! By MonaLisasArt.com. (Special thanks to Jamie Rubin for all her help with it!)

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The Coronavirus/Adar Connection

The Coronavirus/Adar Connection

We Weisbergs (like all residents of planet earth) are getting concerned about the coronavirus. Yesterday, an old family friend, Dr. James Lewin, sent around the following guidelines to friends and family so they can protect themselves from infection. I was most struck by his advice to: “Stay happy and eat well. Happy people are less […]

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Give Your Kid a Smartphone!: One Mom’s Controversial Approach to the Teenage-Smartphone Epidemic

Give Your Kid a Smartphone!: One Mom’s Controversial Approach to the Teenage-Smartphone Epidemic

My approach with my kids has generally been to keep smartphones away from them as long as socially possible, and then when I can no longer delay the inevitable, allow smartphones without a browser. But (as I’ve recently discovered) those teenagers eventually grow into young adults with their own bank accounts and smartphones of their […]

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The Song of a Mother and Her Child

The Song of a Mother and Her Child

I spent this past Shabbat at my 9th-grade daughter’s high school for the annual parents’ Shabbaton. One of the highlights of a beautiful Shabbat was at the end of 3rd meal, as the Sun fell beyond the horizon and all we mothers and daughters sat together in a gigantic circle to sing soulful end-of-Shabbos songs. […]

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