The Viral Story about Rabbi Steinman’s Toffee

The Viral Story about Rabbi Steinman’s Toffee

This story with its surprising punchline has taken Israeli whatsapp groups by storm. I understand why! I’ve translated it here to English A young man in Bnei Brak, unfortunately, left Judaism and got engaged to a non-Jewish woman. The young man’s secular cousin, with whom he was living, got angry and very upset, but he […]

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The Miracle-Working Washerwoman Miriam

The Miracle-Working Washerwoman Miriam

My neighbor has been trying to have another baby for a few years, so when I saw her last week wearing a maternity blouse over her growing belly, I was thrilled for her. “Bshaah tova!” She smiled. And then she asked me, “Have you ever heard of HaKoveset? The washerwoman?” “No.” “Well, I prayed at […]

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Why I Felt God Didn’t Love Me

Why I Felt God Didn’t Love Me

(You can read this post or watch the video below of me reading it). For years I knew that G-d loves me, but I couldn’t feel it. I worked on feeling it. I really did. For years. Every day, I would try to imagine the Divine Presence showering love down on me. But I knew […]

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I Was Abused, But My Children Won’t Be by Anonymous

I Was Abused, But My Children Won’t Be by Anonymous

Everyone’s journey is different. Mine started with a difficult childhood, raised by physically abusive parents with a very rocky marriage. Then came aliya when I was a teenager, more emotional abuse at home, depression, and anorexia for good measure. After working with a great therapist for several years I got married and had children. I […]

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Natanel Haziza: What the 21-Year Wait Taught Us About How to Achieve Your Dreams (1-Minute Inspirational Video)

Natanel Haziza: What the 21-Year Wait Taught Us About How to Achieve Your Dreams (1-Minute Inspirational Video)

Advice on how to (and how not to) achieve the things we desire in life. (I added English captions to this video which have mysteriously disappeared! In the meantime, here is a translation…) We learned a great deal from the process we went through, I will share one thing with you. I think that what […]

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The Mother Who Had a Baby after 21 Years Wants You to Know This (1-Minute Inspirational Video)

The Mother Who Had a Baby after 21 Years Wants You to Know This (1-Minute Inspirational Video)

A huge mazal tov to my friend and neighbor (and long-time JewishMOM.com reader!), Leah Haziza, and her husband Natanel! Here’s what she shared with me at the party celebrating Tiferet’s birth last week. Please leave your mazal tovs and blessings for the Hazizas and baby Tiferet (along with your name and the city where you […]

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