My Daughter, the Soldier–No Longer

My Daughter, the Soldier–No Longer

Next week my 21-year-old daughter, Maayan, will be discharged from the Israeli Air Force upon completing her 2 years of military service. In honor of this momentous milestone, this morning Josh and I and some of our kids attended Maayan’s going-away party at her base along with around 30 of her friends, coworkers and commanders. […]

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My Daughter Saw Black, and then a Rainbow 🌈

My Daughter Saw Black, and then a Rainbow 🌈

Jewishly, I fit in everywhere and nowhere. Partially thanks to the serpentine route of my personal journey to (and through) Orthodoxy, and partially thanks to the tolerance and open-mindedness I imbibed with my mother’s milk, I feel as comfortable communicating with a secular Jew as I do with someone Chassidic, Litvish, Chardal, National Religious, Modern […]

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Kinderlach, Go Home

Kinderlach, Go Home

Today I participated in Shevach’s amazing day trip to Gush Etzion. We visited a bunch of places (this photo was taken at the Herodian) but the place that made the deepest impression on me was Kefar Etzion and the story of the brutal 1948 massacre of 242 Gush-Etzion kibbutz members (among them 22 women as […]

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When a Mother of 6 Got Onto the Crowded Bus

When a Mother of 6 Got Onto the Crowded Bus

We Weisbergs are ALWAYS home for Shabbat. Except this week. This Shabbat we Weisbergs are scattered across the globe, in Venice, in a cottage in the Ontario wilderness, in Tel Aviv… And me? I’m on my way to spend a quiet Shabbat with my 8-year-old Yoni by the Kinneret in Tiberias. I thought Shabbat in […]

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My Daughter’s Rejection Letter

My Daughter’s Rejection Letter

This morning my daughter received a whopper of a disappointment. After years putting her all into her schoolwork and her university entrance exam, she applied to 4 universities, and amazingly made it to the final stage of the acceptance process at 2 of them. But today she found out that she hadn’t gotten into even […]

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Mommash: The Oy and Joy of Mothering a Large Family

Mommash: The Oy and Joy of Mothering a Large Family

This week, Lori Fein interviews me about my life as a mother of many (B”H KA”H) for her wonderful Mommash podcast. Enjoy! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/mommash-the-oy-joy-of-family-with-lori-fein/id1670780787?i=1000617980388

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