My Most Difficult Pregnancy of All by Elana Mizrahi

My Most Difficult Pregnancy of All by Elana Mizrahi

I think my most recent pregnancy was by far my most difficult, or maybe I just don’t remember the other ones. The circumstances surrounding the pregnancy certainly made it feel that way. My age and physical medical factors, which was a reality that I couldn’t change. My father passing away in the beginning of my […]

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Mazal Tov to Fellow Friends School Alumna, Rochelle!

Mazal Tov to Fellow Friends School Alumna, Rochelle!

A few years ago a young woman named Rochelle Windman came to us for a Shabbat meal. She was putting together a Jewish learning program for singles and somebody suggested my husband could teach. So she came to our house for a meal to meet him. When Rochelle came in, I asked what she was […]

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The Successful Failed Shidduch

The Successful Failed Shidduch

I thought my daughter was going to marry the first boy she dated. But, after a few months of day-dreaming about the wedding and practicing saying his last name added to her first, they broke up. I’ve heard it said that just like the person you marry is bashert, so too are the people you […]

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Home is Where Your Mom Is

Home is Where Your Mom Is

Today I was looking for a wedding present for somebody very dear to my heart, JewishMom’s social-media coordinator, Chana Ximena Orozco, who is b”H getting married on Wednesday to a wonderful young Israeli man named Avishai. You might remember Chana Ximena from an interview I did with her this past summer about her incredible journey […]

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My Fellow Americans, Have More Children by Ross Douthat

My Fellow Americans, Have More Children by Ross Douthat

In preparation for the State of the Union address on Tueday night, The New York Times asked 4 columnists what they would most love to hear the President to say. Here’s the suggestion of NY Times Columnist Ross Douthat: My fellow Americans: I want to speak to you about a new challenge we face that […]

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The 4 Pillars of Education: The Earring, Nose Ring, Finger Ring and Arm Band by Rabbi YY Jacobson

The 4 Pillars of Education: The Earring, Nose Ring, Finger Ring and Arm Band by Rabbi YY Jacobson

I was wowed by this! The incredible wisdom hidden within a single verse from this week’s parsha, Vayakhel. Shabbat Shalom!!

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