And the Anti-Superwoman of the Year is…

And the Anti-Superwoman of the Year is…

In the end, Minna was voted the #1 Anti-Superwoman of the Year! Mazal tov! Her winning answer was: “I don’t make Shabbos more stressful than it has to be. I have a severely autistic son and Friday/Shabbos is extremely stressful as it is. “Which means: we don’t have guests (even though at one point this […]

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Orli Vorku’s African Crown (3-Minute Inspirational Video)

Orli Vorku’s African Crown (3-Minute Inspirational Video)

My neighbor Orli is passionate about the mitzvah of covering her hair, and especially with breathtaking African-style headscarves. Here is the inspirational story of one such headscarf that transformed Orli’s Rosh Hashana.

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Vote for the $50 Anti-Superwoman Winner!

Vote for the $50 Anti-Superwoman Winner!

I thought all of the Anti-Superwoman fill-in-the-blank answers were so inspiring and validating. Truth is, I believe, they all deserved to be semifinalists, and was not able to choose between them. So in the end I asked a few other JewishMOMs to chose out these semifinalists. I will be posting the winners at 5 PM […]

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Here’s What I Don’t Do

Here’s What I Don’t Do

Lots of moms have already shared what they don’t do for the Anti-Superwoman Contest (deadline for submissions is Tuesday midnight EST). And what about me? What do I not do? Looking at the answers submitted, I could relate to most of them. There are so many things that I don’t do that it’s hard for […]

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Fill in the Blank and win $50!

Fill in the Blank and win $50!

Tishrei’s holiday marathon=majorly busy JewishMOMs. But we cannot do everything! And I wanted to ask you, JewishMOM, what do you NOT do? Just fill in the blank in this next sentence (and in addition to providing validation for other moms around the globe, you just might be one of our two $50 winners–contest details below). […]

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The Widow of Ari Fuld HY”D: Ari was Killed While Doing me a Favor

The Widow of Ari Fuld HY”D: Ari was Killed While Doing me a Favor

Yom Kippur is 4 hours away. I have food to make and kids to get bathed and dressed, and a vidui to recite. But I cannot stop thinking about Ari Fuld HY”D, and I just had to sit down at my computer this busy Yom Kippur Eve and share my thoughts with you. Ari Fuld […]

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The Final Blessing Ari Fuld HY”D Gave to His Daughter (40-Second Video)

The Final Blessing Ari Fuld HY”D Gave to His Daughter (40-Second Video)

The Jewish people mourns a tireless advocate for Israel, Ari Fuld HY”D, who was brutally murdered in a terror attack yesterday. During his final weekly parsha class two days before he was killed, he gave his daughter her final blessing.

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Lulav Love

Lulav Love

My son brought home a flyer for his school’s annual lulav sale today. And a wave of deja vu washed over me… I remembered myself at 11 years old, like my son, presenting my parents with a flyer for my school’s annual pre-Christmas poinsettia sale. This unexpected memory sharpened the sweetness… Of sitting here, in […]

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2 Tips to Achieve Your Rosh Hashana New Year’s Resolutions (2-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

2 Tips to Achieve Your Rosh Hashana New Year’s Resolutions (2-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Here’s 2 easy ways (which have worked for me) to make sure you’ll keep your Rosh Hashana resolutions this year. We just entered a new Jewish year, and each one of us hopes to change this year–to be better people with better lives. But I have some scary news. Statistically, only 8% of people will […]

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A Busy Mom’s Yom Kippur Mitzvah Checklist by Rabbi Da’vid Sperling

A Busy Mom’s Yom Kippur Mitzvah Checklist by Rabbi Da’vid Sperling

Fasting on Yom Kippur can be hard enough, but when you’re taking care of the kids, or pregnant, or nursing, it’s just that much harder. It might help to know the minimum requirements, so you can get through the mitzvot of the day more easily. 1. SORRY – Yom Kippur atones for sins, but until […]

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