When I Woke Up My Son this Morning

When I Woke Up My Son this Morning

My son has a hard time waking up in the morning. And this morning, as usual, after all my other kids were already downstairs eating breakfast, he was still asleep in his bed. So I climbed back upstairs and I told him yet again, “It’s time to wake up!” And without opening his eyes, he […]

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Facing Life Challenges (7-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Facing Life Challenges (7-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Life challenges aren’t a distraction from fulfilling your mission in life, dealing with them IS your life’s mission.

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Say “Mazal Tov” to Rabbanit Yemima!

Say “Mazal Tov” to Rabbanit Yemima!

This morning at a class given by my old friend and esteemed teacher Rabbanit Yemima Mizrachi, I (and a few thousand other women) had a chance to wish Rabbanit Yemima “mazal tov” on her 50th birthday next week, on the 17 of Tammuz. Rabbanit Yemima provides so much inspiration to women around the world, let’s […]

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Beautiful Day (4-Minute Music Video)

Beautiful Day (4-Minute Music Video)

Love this new song by the Jerusalem band Nuriel! Just learned from Dina Friedman that having positive thoughts for even a minute a day can enable us to feel happy all day long (or, as she puts it, have a “positive vibration” all day.) And I think listening to this song, once in the morning, […]

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How My Rabbi Husband Became a Restaurant Chef (1-Minute Video)

How My Rabbi Husband Became a Restaurant Chef (1-Minute Video)

My husband, Joshua, has been a rabbi and educator for the past 2 decades. But a few months ago our dear friend, David Ehrlich, asked Josh if he would like to work this July as a breakfast chef at his popular bookstore cafe, Tmol Shilshom. Josh agreed, and here’s a cute video about Josh’s first […]

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Rabbanit Yemima: “I Bless You Your Family Will Not Thank You”

Rabbanit Yemima: “I Bless You Your Family Will Not Thank You”

My teacher, Rabbanit Yemima Mizrachi, taught something last week that I have been quoting so often I realized I had to share it with my dear JewishMOMs as well… This was translated from Rabbanit Yemima’s “Dapei Zahav,” a free 2-page Hebrew excerpt from her class distributed weekly. Rabbanit Yemima taught: There are people that we […]

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Looking Back on Guilt (7-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Looking Back on Guilt (7-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

A new perspective on one of the worst experiences of my mothering life.

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Our Wonderful Land (1-Minute Yonina Video)

Our Wonderful Land (1-Minute Yonina Video)

A song I love performed by this sweetest of couples. Just seeing them makes me smile. שלום לך ארץ נהדרת מילים: אילן גולדהירש לחן: סטיבן גודמן הייתי בפריז וגם ברומא ראיתי את שבעת פלאי תבל, בקוטב הצפוני וגם דרומה, אך אין מקום כמו ארץ ישראל. וכמו גלויות של נוף יפות תמונות בזכרוני עפות, כמו בעד […]

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Professor Schools CEO at a Dinner Party (1-Minute Meir Kay Video)

Professor Schools CEO at a Dinner Party (1-Minute Meir Kay Video)

Loved this video. Saluting teachers everywhere!

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The Lubavitcher Rebbe: A Mother’s Exalted Mission

The Lubavitcher Rebbe: A Mother’s Exalted Mission

More wisdom from the Lubavitcher Rebbe in honor of Gimmel Tammuz today… “The Torah grants women the most exalted mission possible. “The thing which is of ultimate importance to the Holy Nation is connected with [the Torah]–that from the generation that stood at the time of the giving of the Torah will blossom a new […]

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