Our African Rosh Hashana Guest (12-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Our African Rosh Hashana Guest (12-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Some special Rosh Hashana guests who got me thinking about the real meaning of teshuva.

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Wearing Pajamas on Rosh Hashana

Wearing Pajamas on Rosh Hashana

A Charedi woman once told Rabbanit Yemima Mizrachi: “I used to be judgmental of people who were different from me. “But I changed when my son got cancer. “When I was in the hospital with him, everyone there was wearing pajamas. “So I made friends who were religious but not Charedi, friends who were traditional, […]

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The Fruit of the Belly

The Fruit of the Belly

I haven’t read this book on pregnancy and birth, but I think author Kineret Dror (whom I met selling her book at the Pnima Conference) came up with the best title EVER for a book about pregnancy. The title “Boreh Pree HaBeten” (The Creator of the Fruit of the Belly) is a play on words […]

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Healing from My C-Section by Anonymous

Healing from My C-Section by Anonymous

I broke two dishes in one day; if I break 2 dishes in a year, that’s a lot. I knew something was not right, so as I looked at the pieces of broken pottery on my counter, I thought about what just happened. Rewinding 30 seconds, right before the dish broke, I had been thinking […]

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What the Female Surgeon Told Me (6-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

What the Female Surgeon Told Me (6-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

I was impressed by the female surgeon I met this morning, but she was impressed by me. Here’s why… If you cannot see video, watch at this link.

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Stop Being the Japanese Soldier

Stop Being the Japanese Soldier

Long after World War II had ended, there were Japanese soldiers hiding in island jungles across the Pacific who never heard that the war had ended. In fact, the last Japanese soldier to surrender did so in 1974. Hiroo Onoda (in the photograph above) had been hiding out in a jungle for 29 years when […]

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Gilad She’ar’s Final Diary

Gilad She’ar’s Final Diary

3 years have passed since Jews around the world were united in prayer and tears following the kidnapping and brutal murder of Gilad She’ar, Naftali Frankel, and Eyal Yifrach. 10 months after their brutal murder, Israeli police officers presented Gilad She’ar’s mother with an unexpected gift–Gilad’s diary, which had been miraculously discovered within the burnt […]

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The Surprise Waiting for Me at Home as told by Sivan Rahav Meir

The Surprise Waiting for Me at Home as told by Sivan Rahav Meir

Sivan Rachav Meir is an unusual Israeli celebrity– in addition to being a highly-respected and immensely popular TV news reporter she is also a religious mother of 5 young children and a Torah teacher with tens of thousands of students (her first book in English, “#Parasha” was just published last week). Last week Sivan came […]

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A Child’s Soul (5-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

A Child’s Soul (5-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

A mother who is angry at her children finds a way to forgive them. Here’s how…

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My Anti-Overwhelm Control Center

My Anti-Overwhelm Control Center

The start of the school year for 8 kids in 8 different gans/schools/national service positions and a bunch of afterschool activities to boot. This one needs a new gymnastics uniform, that one needs to be registered online for a special course, and the other one needs me to send 20 NIS for a plastic recorder. […]

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