Here’s the Postcard I Promised You From…

Here’s the Postcard I Promised You From…

Here is the postcard-post I promised you from our mystery destination…And now that we are here, it is the time to reveal our location. Drumroll, please… Copenhagen, Denmark! (The hint I posted was a quotation from Hamlet, who lived in Denmark). What prompted our visit to this unusual destination? Well, last winter when we were […]

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JewishMOM.com is on Vacation Until August 5th

JewishMOM.com is on Vacation Until August 5th

JewishMOM.com is going on summer vacation. I plan to resume my regular daily posts starting August 5th. I plan to send you a post-card post next week from our unusual destination. Someone asked for a hint, so here it is: There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so. Feel free to […]

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Did You Hear the Joke about the Couple with 10 Children?

Did You Hear the Joke about the Couple with 10 Children?

An Israeli rabbi traveled to the US for a speaking tour. After he spoke at a synagogue in New York, he was approached by a married couple. “Rabbi, we have been married for 10 years, and still don’t have any children. Would you please bless us that we should have a child?” The Rabbi blessed […]

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What Gift Should I Buy for That Family?

What Gift Should I Buy for That Family?

This summer, instead of visiting my parents in Baltimore as I usually do, we decided to meet up with them with two kids for a week of sightseeing in a European city* starting this Friday. My to-do list to prepare for this trip is absolutely epic, filling me with that treading-in-quicksand, 2 days before Pesach […]

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The Kid Paradox

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My Tisha b’Av Confession

My Tisha b’Av Confession

You can read this post, or watch me reading it in the video below I have a Tisha b’Av confession to make. I do not connect with the idea of the rebuilding of the Temple or the coming of Moshiach. I have a hard time believing it’s going to happen. At my weekly Shabbat class […]

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The 1 Day I Didn’t Cover My Hair

The 1 Day I Didn’t Cover My Hair

Before I got married 22 years ago ago, I didn’t know if I would cover my hair after the wedding or not. On the one hand, my husband-to-be and I had been religious about 3 years already. But was I actually cover-my-hair religious? Hmmm, I wasn’t sure about that. So I bought 3 hats, just […]

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The Sad Tale of a Shabbat Shirt on a Looong Summer Friday

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What the Rebbe Did After His Son Choked on a Marble

What the Rebbe Did After His Son Choked on a Marble

You can read this post or watch me reading it in the video below… Many years ago, the young son of the great Slonimer Rebbe, the Netivot Shalom, swallowed a marble. The Rebbe, fearing for the boy’s life, rushed with his son in his arms to the hospital. The doctor on call saw that the […]

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What Every Mother Needs to Know about This Year’s Delayed Tisha B’Av Fast by Rabbi Da’vid Sperling

What Every Mother Needs to Know about This Year’s Delayed Tisha B’Av Fast by Rabbi Da’vid Sperling

This year the fast of Tisha BaÁv falls out on Shabbat, and is postponed until Sunday. So here are a few laws – especially for mothers. WHO NEEDS TO FAST THIS YEAR Because this year, the fast is pushed off, we are more lenient than in most years about who is allowed to eat on […]

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