Families Under Fire

Families Under Fire

Yesterday, in the middle of my 6 PM Weisberg-family hullabaloo, my husband called. The Gaza situation had heated up dramatically, he told me. Hamas was firing missiles far and wide, throughout the south of Israel and beyond. And it’s possible, my husband warned me, that there could be missiles fired at Jerusalem as well. Unfortunately, […]

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The Baalat Teshuva’s Song (3-Minute Inspirational Video)

The Baalat Teshuva’s Song (3-Minute Inspirational Video)

The surprising song I sang yesterday. Here is the text of this video: Yesterday, on my way home with a heavy bag of tangerines in my right hand and oranges in my left, I found myself singing a tune. But I couldn’t place what tune I was singing… Until I realized, I was singing a […]

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The Dreaded Blood Test (2-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

The Dreaded Blood Test (2-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

The potential superpower in every JewishMOM’s arsenal: a positive attitude. I have a daughter who faints when gets blood taken. But she had a routine blood test she had to do. And for weeks, she was dreading it. But this morning was the big morning. But she did it! And after she ate and drank […]

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Whole Woman

Whole Woman

This painting, titled “Shabbat Peace” courtesy of Devorah Weinberg (dweinberg40@gmail.com)

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The Chesed Secret

The Chesed Secret

I know a woman who runs a free lending library. This sounds like it would be a lot of work, right? Actually, not at all. This woman has a little notebook with a pen and a key hanging outside her front door. People who want to borrow books just take the key, open the cabinet […]

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Every Day, Every JewishMOM Must…

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A Remarkable JewishMOM-by-Choice

A Remarkable JewishMOM-by-Choice

I have met many people who’ve converted to Judaism, and I’ve been privileged to hear quite a few goosebump-raising stories over the years. But the personal journey of Geraldine, a guest at our home for this past Friday-night dinner, is hands down one of the most moving I’ve ever heard. Here is what Geraldine shared […]

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A Happy Mother

A Happy Mother

The other day I attended a class, and at the beginning we went around the room and introduced ourselves. One woman introduced herself as a teacher. Another as a stay-at-home mother. Another as a retired accountant with 9 grandchildren, KA”H. But one young mother said something that surprised me. And it surprised me that it […]

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Taking the Sting out of Criticism (2-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Taking the Sting out of Criticism (2-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Rabbi Nivin explains why criticism stings, and what we can do about it. Criticism stings. Right? Actually, not necessarily. My teacher, life coach Rabbi Aryeh Nivin, doesn’t seem to mind criticism. In fact, he welcomes it. So I asked Rabbi Nivin if he could please teach us students how to remove the stinger from criticism. […]

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My Sneaky Kittens (1-Minute Inspirational Video)

My Sneaky Kittens (1-Minute Inspirational Video)

The important mothering lesson taught me by the 3 kittens living in our front yard.

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