The 4th Lubavitcher Rebbe’s Innovative Advice to My Great-Great Grandmother

The 4th Lubavitcher Rebbe’s Innovative Advice to My Great-Great Grandmother

In honor of 19 Kislev, here is an incredible family story I’ve never shared before… In 1875, concerned that her husband had fallen ill on account of a curse placed on him by a different man she had loved and almost married, my great-grandmother sought out the advice of her Rebbe, the Rebbe Maharash. This […]

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Rabbanit Yemima’s Special Chanukah Blessing for JewishMOMs (1-Minute Video)

Rabbanit Yemima’s Special Chanukah Blessing for JewishMOMs (1-Minute Video)

I ran into my teacher/spiritual mentor/friend, Rabbanit Yemima Mizrachi, last night, and I asked her for a pre-Chanukah message special for you JewishMOMs… I edited the video above to make it more accessible for my facebook readers, some of whom don’t know Hebrew etc… But here’s the powerful original uncut version, in which Rabbanit Yemima […]

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Elvis and Chanukah (2-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Elvis and Chanukah (2-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Some inspirational thoughts on Elvis Presley, the Jew, and Chanukah. Last week I was surprised to find out that Elvis Presley’s great-great maternal grandmother, Nancy Burdine, was Jewish. So even though Elvis was raised as a Christian, he was halachically 100% Jewish. And there’s some evidence that Elvis identified as a Jew. He once gave […]

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Why the Rabbi Ran in the Marathon

Why the Rabbi Ran in the Marathon

One day, popular lecturer Rabbi Fischel Schachter, was on his way to the hospital to visit an elderly relative. But when he had almost reached the hospital, he discovered that the street he had to cross to get to the hospital’s entrance was blocked off for the New York Marathon. Rabbi Schachter approached a policeman, […]

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Chanukah Contest Accepting Anonymous JewishMOMs

Chanukah Contest Accepting Anonymous JewishMOMs

Just to clarify, for this year’s Chanukah Contest, feel free to submit the story of your inspirational JewishMOM without sharing her name. I’m looking forward to reading your submissions and spreading a lot of JewishMOM light around the world this Chanukah!

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Happy World Children’s Day!

Happy World Children’s Day!

I never heard of this holiday before, but I learned today that November 20th is World Children’s Day. So I made this collage in honor of it… Please tell me, have any of you JewishMOMs heard of World Children’s Day before? Am I the last person on the planet to hear of this? Is it […]

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Why Bring Children into the World? 7 Suggestions

Why Bring Children into the World? 7 Suggestions

Today, I came across an internet forum of JewishMOMs discussing the age-old question: Why Bring Kids into the World? What would YOU answer? Why did YOU want to become a JewishMOM? Leave your answers in the comments section below… Here’s a taste of the answers provided by participants in the forum: “If we don’t perform […]

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The Most Inspiring JewishMOM I Know (2-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

The Most Inspiring JewishMOM I Know (2-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

The mom I would nominate for this year’s JewishMOM.com Chanukah Contest. Who is the most inspiring JewishMOM I know? Since this is the question I’m asking you to answer for this year’s Chanukah Contest, I’ve been wondering what I would answer… And I realize that I know so many inspiring mothers, I cannot possibly choose […]

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The JewishMOM $50 Chanukah Contest

The JewishMOM $50 Chanukah Contest

Every JewishMOM is a candle, who lights up the darkness. Do you know a Jewish mother who inspires you in the particular way she lights up the world? Tell us about this inspiring JewishMOM (in 500 words or less) or make a video about her (7 minutes or less) and send it to me before […]

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Mind-Boggling Gaza Miracle Has Israel Abuzz (1-Minute Amazing Video)

Mind-Boggling Gaza Miracle Has Israel Abuzz (1-Minute Amazing Video)

Israel is buzzing today with the great miracle that happened here. This Monday, a bus carrying dozens of IDF soldiers approached Gaza. Just minutes after they arrived at their destination, as you can see in this Palestinian footage, a Hamas anti-tank missile hit that bus, destroying it completely. Miraculously, just minutes before that Hamas missile […]

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