Not Doing Teshuva this Year

Not Doing Teshuva this Year

Yoni’s kindergarten teacher sent out an exercise video she’d made for our boys to use during lockdown. I told Yoni: “The ganenet sent you exercises to do! How fun!” as I handed him my phone. But instead of doing the exercises himself, a few minutes later I found Yoni lying down flat on the sofa, […]

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COVID COVID Rosh Hashana

COVID COVID Rosh Hashana

This Rosh Hashana, praying behind a mask in a tiny, socially-distanced minyan in my daughter’s schoolyard, it was so eminently clear to me. God runs everything! If He so desires, He can bring down human society as we know knew it with a virus so small that 100 million could fit on a single pinhead. […]

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The Widow Who Blamed Herself for her Husband’s Death (3-Minute Rabbi Fischel Schachter Story)

The Widow Who Blamed Herself for her Husband’s Death (3-Minute Rabbi Fischel Schachter Story)

This past Thursday, I ran around for hours, taking care of my kids who are home because of Israel’s nationwide lockdown, and serving as personal waitress to my 10-year-old daughter who is quarantined in her room because her classmate has COVID. And trying to finalize our Rosh Hashana menu and shopping list and sort through […]

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A Young Wife Asks, When Will I Get Pregnant?

A Young Wife Asks, When Will I Get Pregnant? Read More

Life in Lockdown: Then and Now

Life in Lockdown: Then and Now

 

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A Tragedy in Melbourne

A Tragedy in Melbourne

A few weeks ago, long-time JewishMOM.com reader Rebbetzin Mina Gordon wrote to share some very sad news. Her adorable 2-year-old grandson Yehoshua Binyomin (Shua) Cyrulnik had died several days after choking on a jelly sandwich. In honor of the Shloshim, Shua’s siblings made this video capturing how, even at such a young age, Shua loved […]

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