Mazal Tov to My Bar Mitzvah Boy, Yoel!

Mazal Tov to My Bar Mitzvah Boy, Yoel!

Today my oldest son, Yoel, became a bar mitzvah. Our families had been planning to come in from America and Canada for the bar mitzvah, but we celebrated with them today on zoom instead and then had a celebratory bar-mitzvah meal for just our immediate family. Every day of the Omer I read from my […]

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Motherhood’s Toughest Stage of All

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3 Tips for Coping in Quarantine with Kids

3 Tips for Coping in Quarantine with Kids

Last week I got some great practical corona-coping advice which has upgraded my life considerably. Robin Meyerson of Rabbi Nivin’s Personal Development Chabura suggested to me that I should try to think about how I can behave now so that, in the future, I will be able to look back and feel pleased with how […]

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This Yom HaAtsmaut, Lori Palatnik Pays Tribute to Moms’ Crucial Role During Pandemic

This Yom HaAtsmaut, Lori Palatnik Pays Tribute to Moms’ Crucial Role During Pandemic

Last night, like every year, we Weisbergs sat around watching the annual official torch-lighting ceremony that kicks off Israel’s Independence Day. Every year, 12 people who made a remarkable contribution to Israel and the Jewish world are chosen to light torches. We Weisbergs don’t discriminate, we cheer for all 12. But we cheered extra loud […]

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What I’m Feeling this Yom HaZikaron

What I’m Feeling this Yom HaZikaron

I’ve spent much of this Yom HaZikaron sitting with my kids watching ceremonies honoring the fallen soldiers and remembering the pain and grief of the families and friends they left behind. I heard the story of idealistic 22-year-old Michael Levin, an American lone soldier and the grandson of a survivor of Auschwitz,  who chose to […]

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Mazal Tov! A Corona Shidduch

Mazal Tov! A Corona Shidduch

Yesterday, the Gruen and Gold families of Ramat Beit Shemesh were excited to announce the engagement of their dear children, Racheli and David Chai, with a banner hung between their porches. And, it turns out, it was thanks to those same porches and the regular minyans that have been taking place on them on account […]

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