The Most Stressful Day of My Daughter’s Life (2-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

The Most Stressful Day of My Daughter’s Life (2-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Rethinking failure and rejection. At this moment, my daughter, Moriah (and I) along with thousands of other Israeli 8th graders (and their parents) are very anxiously waiting to hear if they have been accepted into the high schools of their choice. These kids are under a tremendous amount of pressure today. For those kids who […]

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Rebbetzin Heller: How JewishMOMs Can Bring Moshiach (20-Second Video)

Rebbetzin Heller: How JewishMOMs Can Bring Moshiach (20-Second Video)

Tonight, thousands of Jewish women in over 75 cities around the world participated in Geula Gatherings of song and prayer expressing our common yearning for Geula. I attended the Geula Gathering in Har Nof, and it was a truly uplifting and unforgettable experience. Har Nof’s Rebbetzin Heller was the main speaker, and afterward, I asked […]

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The Problem with Me (Me, Me)

The Problem with Me (Me, Me)

I was up late last night dealing with lots of important yet boring and irritating stuff. And I went to sleep in a really crummy mood. But G-d bless mornings! When evening’s grumbling is replaced by “Modah Ani” and the miraculous potential of a brand new day! But this morning wasn’t actually a morning like […]

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10,000 Facebook Fans, My 2 Huge Thank Yous!

10,000 Facebook Fans, My 2 Huge Thank Yous!

Yesterday, JewishMOM.com reached a milestone: 10,000 facebook fans. 10 years ago, when I started JewishMOM.com, my daily posts and videos reached only a few dozen moms. So I came today to the Western Wall to thank Hashem, Who has enabled me to fulfill my dream–to make JewishMOMs around the world smile every day and to […]

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Here’s Why I Don’t Take My Kids Shopping (3-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Here’s Why I Don’t Take My Kids Shopping (3-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Elevating the daily grind of motherhood. I don’t usually take my 3 youngest kids shopping anywhere further than the corner store, because they want this and that and also this, and “Eema, you never bought us an afikomen present last Passover!” And I end up getting all worn out and snappy and headachey. And no-no-no […]

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Israel Air Force Chief: The Life-Altering Lesson Taught Me By My Father, the Holocaust Survivor

Israel Air Force Chief: The Life-Altering Lesson Taught Me By My Father, the Holocaust Survivor

Last month, Israel’s former Air Force commander, Eliezer Shakadi, addressed a group of soldiers about the life-altering lessons he learned from his Holocaust survivor father. My father’s life story is impossible to comprehend. During World War II he jumped from a train, went to Budapest [where he found refuge], and was saved. After the war, […]

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