What Do You Name a Baby Born on Yom HaShoah?

What Do You Name a Baby Born on Yom HaShoah?

I bring meals to neighborhood moms after birth. And yesterday I delivered some soup and couscous to my dear neighbor, Nechama Lerner. Afterwards, I wept the whole way back home. Because of the story Nechama told me about why she and her husband, Tal, chose the special name of their newborn son. “Tal and I […]

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The 95-Year-Old Father of the Bride and the Rebbe’s 5th Dollar

The 95-Year-Old Father of the Bride and the Rebbe’s 5th Dollar

Phenomenal, must-listen story. When the Lubavitcher Rebbe handed an extra dollar to a grieving 51-year-old mother and her 63-year-old husband, they couldn’t imagine the miracle awaiting them around the corner.

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Smile Now by 15-Year-Old Tehilla Wilbur

Smile Now by 15-Year-Old Tehilla Wilbur

Yesterday for the 1st time I visited the home of my neighbor, Jerusalem chesed dynamo Bruria Wilbur, and discovered her walls are plastered with inspirational sayings drawn by her 15-year-old daughter, Tehilla. Here’s one of my favorites. Shabbat shalom!💙✡️

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A Mother of Many’s Perfect Response👩‍👧‍👧

A Mother of Many’s Perfect Response👩‍👧‍👧

Love how this cartoon so simply and precisely puts into words my own experience as a mother of many  

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A Sneak Preview of Dance of the Omer

A Sneak Preview of Dance of the Omer

Last year my daughter Hallel rented out her apartment in Mitspeh Ramon over Pesach, and when she told me she’d bought me a “great book” her “subletter Benji” had written about the Omer, I expected a self-published pamphlet that I might spend a few minutes glancing through.  I certainly didn’t expect this masterful and unprecedented […]

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I Know Mother’s Day is Over, But…

I Know Mother’s Day is Over, But…

I saw this today, and loved it and had to post (thank you Sheila from Toronto)! At this moment I’m able to especially relate to this cartoon’s message since my father will be having minor heart surgery next week (please daven for Matityahu Tuvia ben Esther Tsiporah) and I will be flying to Baltimore to […]

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