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Am I a God-Like Giver or a Self-Absorbed Taker?

Posted by on Jun 30, 2020 in Inspiration, Jewish Moms, Motherhood, My life | 2 comments

Am I a God-Like Giver or a Self-Absorbed Taker?

Rabbi Dessler wrote that God created us in order to give constantly, like He does. And that every single thing we do in life is either giving or taking. But it’s not always clear which is which. And since I read this a few days ago, I’ve been keeping track. And I’ve been struck by how constant giving is part and parcel of a mom’s life I made lentil soup for dinner=giving I washed a mountain of dishes (and I didn’t even grumble!)=giving I brushed my little kids’ teeth, read them a bedtime story, and said...

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My Underdressed Daughter

Posted by on Jun 29, 2020 in Featured, Inspiration, Jewish Moms, Motherhood, My life | 10 comments

My Underdressed Daughter

Yesterday my daughter left the house dressed in a manner that, if her teacher had seen her, would have gotten her sent to the principal’s office straight home.. I didn’t say anything, cause, well, she wouldn’t have listened anyway. And then this morning, as I was walking Yoni to kindergarten, I actually did see that daughter’s teacher as she was walking her own daughter to school. “Oh, good to see you! I saw Sura’le* yesterday at the store…” she said with a smile. “That’s so...

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The Lubavitcher Rebbe and the Mother’s Letter he Treasured

Posted by on Jun 25, 2020 in Inspiration, Jewish Moms, Motherhood | 1 comment

The Lubavitcher Rebbe and the Mother’s Letter he Treasured

Feivel Shapiro, a member of the Antwerp Jewish community, lost his mother early on when she sadly passed away after an illnes when he was still a young child, only a tender 12 years old, shortly before his Bar Mitzvah. She orphaned a home full of children and he was the youngest of the family. Under these harshest of circumstances he grew up and as time passed on matured into adulthood becoming a businessman and breadwinner in his own right. Some twenty five years after his mother’s tragic illness and passing, Feivel’s business...

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Pre-Corona, Comedian Visits Fortune Teller to Hear What Will be in 2020:) (4-Minute Funny Video)

Posted by on Jun 23, 2020 in Current Events | 2 comments

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When a Man with Corona Finally Came Home from the Hospital (1-Minute Rabbi Fischel Schachter Video)

Posted by on Jun 22, 2020 in Current Events, Inspiration, Inspirational Videos | 2 comments

When a Man with Corona Finally Came Home from the Hospital (1-Minute Rabbi Fischel Schachter Video)

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Viral Jewish Rapper Y. Shofario: From New Orleans’ Stages to Frum Fatherhood

Posted by on Jun 21, 2020 in Inspiration, Inspirational Videos, Israel, My life | 1 comment

Viral Jewish Rapper Y. Shofario: From New Orleans’ Stages to Frum Fatherhood

I met Yosef Packer (AKA Y. Shofario) a few years back because he’s my neighbor and the father of my son’s best friend. When we first met I discovered that Yosef and I have a lot in common. We both grew up in Baltimore. We’re both baalei teshuva. And (this was a real shocker for me) both of us attended similar non-Jewish prep schools. That means our schools’ teams play soccer against one another in Baltimore and now our sons play soccer against each other, tsitsiot (and occasionally kippot) flying behind them in the Holy City. But last...

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