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A Call from Colleyville

Posted by on Jan 17, 2022 in Current Events, Featured | 0 comments

A Call from Colleyville

Most days I look at most of the Jews around me and think they’re nothing like me at all. That woman’s not like me since she: wears a sheitl/ drives on Shabbat/wears heavy makeup/is to the right (or left) of me politically/eats crab-cake sandwiches. And that man’s definitely not like me since he: is Sephardi/is intermarried/runs marathons/is covered with tattoos/davens k’vatikin/ has a large photo of Rav Eliashiv on his living room wall. But this Saturday night, when I checked the news and found out about the 4 people...

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The 10 Plagues of 2022

Posted by on Jan 12, 2022 in Israel, My life | 2 comments

The 10 Plagues of 2022

Reporting from a swamped Jerusalem Covid-testing...

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The Previous Rebbe’s Unusual Blessing for an American Boy

Posted by on Jan 11, 2022 in Inspiration, Inspirational Videos, Jewish Moms, Motherhood | 3 comments

The Previous Rebbe’s Unusual Blessing for an American Boy

The Previous Rebbe’s Unusual Blessing for an American Boy In honor of the 10th of Shevat, the yahrzeit of Rebbe Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneerson, another mind-blowing excerpt from Rabbi YY Jacobson’s class “When Your Child is Struggling: Changing Your...

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The Felafel Seller’s Surprise for My Daughter

Posted by on Jan 10, 2022 in Inspiration, Israel, Motherhood, My life | 1 comment

The Felafel Seller’s Surprise for My Daughter

Today my 16-year-old daughter was buying felafel in Tel Aviv’s Carmel Market when the seller said, “Oh, you finally came back!” And then he reached behind him and handed her a bag. “You were here in July, and forgot this!” Inside the bag were a beach volleyball, 2 pairs of goggles, 2 sun hats and lots of sand, forgotten souvenirs from one of Moriah’s many trips to the beach this past summer. When I heard this story, I smiled. How amazing to live in a country that, so often, feels like a small town. And my...

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When Your Child is Struggling: Changing Your Paradigm by Rabbi YY Jacobson

Posted by on Jan 9, 2022 in Inspiration, Inspirational Videos, Jewish Moms, Motherhood, My life | 3 comments

When Your Child is Struggling: Changing Your Paradigm by Rabbi YY Jacobson

This is a short yet incredibly powerful excerpt from a class given at a shabbaton for parents of kids on their own derech. The entire class was 2 hours long and despite it’s length, I listened to it non-stop, completely mesmerized. 2 hours of heart-felt chizuk for parents like me, of kids marching to the beat of their own drums, a reminder of the special privileged shlichut Hashem has given us.

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