My Daughter vs. Bibi

My Daughter vs. Bibi

Earlier today, PM Netanyahu paid a visit to the seminary where my oldest daughter, 21-year-old Hadas, is studying for the year. In this video, you can see Hadas challenging her prime minister with such a tough question regarding one of his policies* that it took him an entire 7 minutes to answer it. This video […]

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Rebbetzin Shterna Sara Schneersohn’s Miraculous Pregnancy

Rebbetzin Shterna Sara Schneersohn’s Miraculous Pregnancy

A few years passed after their wedding, and the 5th Lubavitcher Rebbe, the Rebbe Rashab and Rebbetzin Shterna Sarah had not yet been blessed with children. Rebbetzin Shterna Sarah was very upset by this… Rebbetzin Shterna Sarah later wrote: “After the kiddush one Simchas Torah, I went into my room. I thought about the fact […]

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Mazal Tov, Miriam! (3-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Mazal Tov, Miriam! (3-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Some fantastic news about my next-door neighbor, a young widow. My next-door neighbor, Miriam, is a lovely person. A young grandmother in her late 50s whose husband passed away 2 years ago. You actually all heard about Miriam, because she was the anonymous nurse at Shaarei Tsedek Hospital who personally delivered the hundreds of notes […]

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Shabbos Angels (4-Minute Official Music Video)

Shabbos Angels (4-Minute Official Music Video)

Loved this!

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If I’m a Good Mom, Why Did Things End Up So Bad?

If I’m a Good Mom, Why Did Things End Up So Bad?

My 6th and 8th grader wanted to go on their annual youth group Tu B’Shvat trip, so I was a good mom and signed them up. That meant that yesterday my 1st grader, Yaakov, didn’t have any older siblings to bring him home from school. So I was a good mom and took an hour […]

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The Strangest Thing About Kids by Devorah Korolitzky

The Strangest Thing About Kids by Devorah Korolitzky

What is it with children? They make me feel like a failure and they’re my biggest success They’ve made me clean up my act and I feel like such a mess Sometimes they scream and I have to bite my tongue to not yell back They are my everything and highlight everything that I lack […]

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Tu B’Shvat’s Message for Mothers by Sivan Rahav Meir

Tu B’Shvat’s Message for Mothers by Sivan Rahav Meir

Tu b’Shvat, the festival of trees, is celebrated not in the spring but in the winter. Not at a time when everything is already blooming and ripe, but at a time when we still don’t see any results yet. Tu b’Shvat reminds us that in nature, like in life, we do not get everything we […]

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My Mortifying Erev Shabbat (4-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

My Mortifying Erev Shabbat (4-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

My humiliating moments in front our Shabbat guest. This past Friday night, one of our guests was a rabbanit, the wife of a well-known rabbi, who is also the granddaughter of one of the greatest rabbis of the previous generation. Before she came, I was a little nervous that I should do everything exactly right. […]

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Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach’s Advice to a Young Widow

Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach’s Advice to a Young Widow

A brokenhearted widow with several young children once came to the great Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Auerbach.   This young widow told Rabbi Shlomo Zalman that she feared that she was to blame for her husband’s death, because of something she might have done wrong. And she had decided that she wanted to take upon herself […]

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2 Young Wives, 2 Tragedies

2 Young Wives, 2 Tragedies

This past Sunday, Israel was struck by the sudden tragic deaths of two amazing young women. 25-year-old Rivka Kapshuk, who got married just 3 weeks ago on December 24th, was killed in a car accident (her husband Tom (Tom ben Orli) remains in critical condition). Rivka was a popular teacher at the Tsvia Maaleh Adumim […]

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