A Mother’s Exalted Role by the Lubavitcher Rebbe

A Mother’s Exalted Role by the Lubavitcher Rebbe

[In Honor of Gimmel Tammuz this Shabbat, the Rebbe explains why a mother’s role is the most important and holy role in existence.Shabbat shalom!]. “The Torah grants women the most exalted mission possible. “The thing which is of ultimate importance to the Holy Nation is connected with [the Torah]–that from the generation that stood at […]

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How to Never be Disappointed

How to Never be Disappointed

Inspired by yesterday’s post “Ghost of Motherhood Future” Chodesh tov!

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Ghost of Motherhood Future

Ghost of Motherhood Future

I have little kids and kids so big they are young adults. If you still only have little kids I want to prepare you for something that will probably happen one day. One day your teenage or young-adult child, instead of thanking you for how hard you worked to care for them when they were […]

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My Home is My Heart

My Home is My Heart

I watched this video earlier today, and ended up singing this catchy song all day. It’s a good reminder of what’s important in life, of how blessed we are to be mothers. Full disclosure, I edited out part of the video’s message, just leaving my favorite part! Does anyone recognize who this singer is? Would […]

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An Ordinary Extraordinary Shabbat

An Ordinary Extraordinary Shabbat

Last Friday evening we hosted the extended family of a bar mitzvah boy from LA. 18 people in all. Grandparents, parents, aunts and uncles and cousins. On Friday afternoon the family’s tour guide called to convey an urgent request: the group members are very strict about not eating pork. Could we please refrain from including […]

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Sure-to-Make-You-Smile Tefilat Chana by Ruchama ben Yosef

Sure-to-Make-You-Smile Tefilat Chana by Ruchama ben Yosef

For the last few weeks I’ve been doing something I’ve wanted to do for a long time, I’ve been listening my way through the entire Bible (as an audio book) from start to finish. Today I got to Chana’s prayer which she says after she gave birth to Shmuel and dedicates him to a lifetime […]

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