What Every Mom Has on Her Head

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The Viral Story about Rabbi Steinman’s Toffee

The Viral Story about Rabbi Steinman’s Toffee

This story with its surprising punchline has taken Israeli whatsapp groups by storm. I understand why! I’ve translated it here to English A young man in Bnei Brak, unfortunately, left Judaism and got engaged to a non-Jewish woman. The young man’s secular cousin, with whom he was living, got angry and very upset, but he […]

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What a Woman Brings Home

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The Marriage Secret of a Chassidic Husband and his Secular Wife (4-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

The Marriage Secret of a Chassidic Husband and his Secular Wife (4-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Amit Katz, a Breslover Chassid, and his secular wife, Dana, share the secret of their happy marriage.

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The Miracle-Working Washerwoman Miriam

The Miracle-Working Washerwoman Miriam

My neighbor has been trying to have another baby for a few years, so when I saw her last week wearing a maternity blouse over her growing belly, I was thrilled for her. “Bshaah tova!” She smiled. And then she asked me, “Have you ever heard of HaKoveset? The washerwoman?” “No.” “Well, I prayed at […]

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The Irreplaceable Pregnant Woman

The Irreplaceable Pregnant Woman

There was a beautiful letter to the editor this week in Family First, from a woman named Shira Speiser who spent 25 weeks of a high-risk pregnancy on bedrest. When she told a friend who visited her that she felt “worthless, unfulfilled, and incompetent” lying around doing nothing, the following words of encouragement from her […]

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Why I Felt God Didn’t Love Me

Why I Felt God Didn’t Love Me

(You can read this post or watch the video below of me reading it). For years I knew that G-d loves me, but I couldn’t feel it. I worked on feeling it. I really did. For years. Every day, I would try to imagine the Divine Presence showering love down on me. But I knew […]

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I Was Abused, But My Children Won’t Be by Anonymous

I Was Abused, But My Children Won’t Be by Anonymous

Everyone’s journey is different. Mine started with a difficult childhood, raised by physically abusive parents with a very rocky marriage. Then came aliya when I was a teenager, more emotional abuse at home, depression, and anorexia for good measure. After working with a great therapist for several years I got married and had children. I […]

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The 1 in 100,000 Son-in-Law (4-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

The 1 in 100,000 Son-in-Law (4-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

The story of a remarkable organ donation and inspiration for the 3 Weeks.

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Laundry Secrets by Chaya Cohen

Laundry Secrets by Chaya Cohen

Chaya Cohen (who also wrote the popular JewishMOM.com post “Here’s Why I Don’t Blog”) has started an Email list to share inspirational articles on her life as a Jerusalem mother of 7. I love Chaya’s writing, and just signed up! You can sign up here… Laundry is a great teacher. That is a good thing, […]

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