7 More Things I Loved about India

7 More Things I Loved about India

1. At the end of our trip, we visited the vacation town of Munnar. It was so gorgeous it was otherworldly. Looking at the green hills, I imagined that I was in the World to Come and could see souls meandering between the tea plants. I felt so grateful to Hashem for creating such supreme […]

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What Gorbachev Told One Grateful Russian Jew by Rabbi YY Jacobson (3-Minute Chanukah Video)

What Gorbachev Told One Grateful Russian Jew by Rabbi YY Jacobson (3-Minute Chanukah Video)

Every night of Chanukah, Rabbi Jacobson posts a new inspirational video. This one moved me to tears. It made me think of how many “autographs” I will be leaving behind in this world as a JewishMOM.

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From her Wheelchair, Nechumelle Sends Inspiration Worldwide

From her Wheelchair, Nechumelle Sends Inspiration Worldwide

Hundreds of people around the world (including me) receive daily doses of inspiration (like this one) from a woman named Nechumelle Jacobs. And what makes these truly inspirational doses even more truly inspirational is the fact that Nechumelle was born with cerebral palsy. So when she writes, from her wheelchair, about feeling grateful and having […]

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I Really Didn’t Want to Make My Rosh Hashana Shopping List

I Really Didn’t Want to Make My Rosh Hashana Shopping List

In last week’s Mishpacha, instead of the regular Kichel cartoon, there was a quiz instead titled: “Tell us How You Prep: We’ll Tell You Your Type” (see below). Anyway, I discovered I’m a D through and through. I prepare simple food, no fuss, during the 24 hours before Rosh Hashana. But even us skip-the-recipe-section Ds […]

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Building Our Sanctuaries by Bracha Goetz

Building Our Sanctuaries by Bracha Goetz

Some major construction was going on, That a passerby was viewing. Then he got up the nerve to ask one guy About what he was doing. “I’m just drillin’ some holes In this wood here,” the worker darkly grumbled. Then the onlooker walked a few more feet. He paused, and then he mumbled: “What you […]

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Mourning Fanconi’s Anemia Warrior Ruthie Saunders A”H (4-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Mourning Fanconi’s Anemia Warrior Ruthie Saunders A”H (4-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

37 years ago, Sharon Saunders and her now ex-husband, Jonathan, had no children of their own. And they decided to adopt a baby girl. Not a regular, healthy baby girl. But rather a beautiful, adorable, and also very sick baby girl with a terrible genetic disease called Fanconi’s Anemia. When Sharon and Jonathan adopted her, […]

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