Mrs. Perfect’s Disabled Baby

Mrs. Perfect’s Disabled Baby

Yesterday, Hallel’s school had a special mother-daughter event for the 12th graders: a panel featuring mothers from the class about how they’d made the most important decisions in their lives. When the fourth mother on the panel started speaking, I whispered “Wow!” into Hallel’s ear. This is the story she told us: When I first […]

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600 Holocaust Survivors, Children and Grandchildren Sing to Life (4-Minute Powerful Video)

600 Holocaust Survivors, Children and Grandchildren Sing to Life (4-Minute Powerful Video)

In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day this Thursday, 600 Holocaust survivors, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren gathered together to sing a song in honor of life and hope. I watched this incredibly powerful video 3 times, and it moved me to tears each time. Watching this, I can’t help remembering that behind each and every […]

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My Pesach Fury (9-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

My Pesach Fury (9-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

I was outraged, and wanted to do something outrageous!

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I’m Embarrassed to Tell You How I Cleaned the Pacifier

I’m Embarrassed to Tell You How I Cleaned the Pacifier

20 years ago, when my oldest child was a few weeks old, I took her to the baby clinic to get a vaccination. When I was sitting in the nurse’s cubicle, my baby’s pacifier fell out of her mouth and onto the ground. I picked up the pacifier, stuck it into my own mouth to […]

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Maybe We’ll Give Up? A Kosher-For-Pesach Ballad (2-Minute Funny Video)

Maybe We’ll Give Up? A Kosher-For-Pesach Ballad (2-Minute Funny Video)

Underdos is a popular religious Israeli comedy troupe, which I love! Here’s their newly-released video for Pesach. Translation below… Depression You say “Let’s start cleaning, the kitchen, bathroom, and living room. Take a rag!” So I tie the rags together without fear. I jump to freedom! You are waiting on the other side, like a […]

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6 Funny Pesach Cartoons

6 Funny Pesach Cartoons

Enjoy and chag sameach!      

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It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s Pesach Superwoman!

It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s Pesach Superwoman!

The seder is just 2 days away! Close your eyes, and you can almost taste the matzah (my mouth actually watered when I wrote that…) We JewishMOMs have a crazy 2 days ahead of us, but we’re almost there. And think of everything that was on your to-do list 2 weeks ago which you’ve already […]

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My Nasty Pre-Pesach Mood, and What Got Me Out of It

My Nasty Pre-Pesach Mood, and What Got Me Out of It

Yesterday I spent the entire day busy getting ready for Pesach, and at around 5 PM I texted my husband, “I feel like I’ve been run over by a steamroller.” By the time my husband came home, I was in one of the foulest moods I’ve been in all year. I went out to do […]

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Here’s What the Exodus from Egypt Smelled Like

Here’s What the Exodus from Egypt Smelled Like

In honor of Passover, my neighbor and teacher Shira Lichtig, took us last week on a spiritual-journey walk through the flowering Jerusalem Forest. It was a really powerful experience, I wish you could have been there with us… The whole forest was exploding with blossoming mustard flowers… As well as this flower below called a […]

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The Secret Ingredient in Grandma’s Matzah Ball Soup

The Secret Ingredient in Grandma’s Matzah Ball Soup

Growing up, I only had one grandparent, so every Passover we Freedmans would drive up from Baltimore to New York City to spend seder night at Grandma’s house. When we got there, the afternoon before the seder, my grandmother would always sit me and my siblings down in the dining room with bowls of matzah […]

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